Skip to the content

Handwashing know-how

Washing our hands is probably the most basic thing we do every single day, but how many of us are washing our hands properly? Contaminated hands spread common viruses and bacteria which can cause food poisoning and other illnesses. Washing our hands properly only takes 40 seconds to a minute, around the same time it takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice. Here are 7 important handwashing steps to follow:

Running water

Wet hands with clean, running water

Apply soap

Apply soap to hands and rub together palm to palm

Rub palms

Rub one palm over the back of the other hand and clean in between the fingers. Repeat with other hand

Clean fingers

Rub hands together and clean in between the fingers

Back of fingers

Rub the back of the fingers in palms for both hands

Twist thumbs

Twist thumb with one hand then swap with the other

Twist fingers in palm

Rub finger tips around the palm of both hands

Rinse hands

Rinse hands under running water then dry completely

Clean hands

Inspect your hands, they should be squeaky clean and free of any grime!

Private Health Insurance

We truly care about you and we don’t just provide high quality healthcare policies at a low cost, we give you so much more! Our blogs offer useful information and health advice, but if you choose to take out private medical insurance with us, you'll also get access to our complimentary 24/7 Health and Wellbeing services.

Take a look at our wide range of products available and get your free, instant quote today!

This content is subject to our Disclaimer.

Customer Reviews

We’re proud of our 5 Star service.

Read Reviews

Annual Health Insurance

When you pay for your health insurance policy annually, you can choose from one of three gifts; an Amazon Echo Dot, a £50 M&S voucher or a portable mobile phone charger. Terms apply.

Leaving a Company Scheme?

It’s easy to continue your cover with us.

Find Out More

What's next?

Our Private Health Insurance has been designed to suit all needs and budgets, take a look to see what covers we have available. You can also enhance your cover to include pre-existing conditions, add Multi-Trip Travel Insurance or include in-patient mental health treatment.

Get a quote Find out more

Contact us

To find out more about how we can help you then give us a call and a member of our friendly team will be on hand to help out.

Request a callback