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Standard Best Practices To Observe Hygiene

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Written by Sophie Atieno

We are a voluntary service committed to community development. As such we understand that for any community to develop there needs to be the people. As such they need to observe hygeine to stay safe.

We are very much aware of the current state of affairs globally and we care  so we thought we'd share some simple information. It's a bit different from our normal blog posts, but it is important.

The world is battling the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and we thought it best to share five standard best practices to maintain hygeine around you. They are very simple but will certainly go a long way in keeping you protected.

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Wash your hands thoroughly

Washing hands might seem like the easiest thing to do to observe hygiene. We’ve been told to keep our hands clean ever since we can remember. That message is even more important now. Hands are the most common way in which viruses spread. You need to clean hands thoroughly and at regular intervals. Wet your hands with some running water then apply enough soap. Scrub the back of your hands, your palms, in between your fingers and under your nails for at least twenty seconds. You should then rinse them thoroughly with sufficient running water. After that, dry your hands with a single use towel.

Use tissue paper when sneezing or coughing

The urge to sneeze is the most normal thing. Everyone sneezes at some point. It is also very normal to cough. While these two are common bodily functions, we are often advised to do so but mind the next person when you are at it. Now more than ever, that cannot be overlooked. You are advised to sneeze or cough into a clean toilet paper. After that, wrap it into another clean piece of tissue then dispose off in a dustbin. It is important that you dispose it correctly so that you also don’t expose cleaners to any risk while they do their job.

Use noncontact means of greeting

We are obviously very accustomed to shaking hands or hugging while saying hello. However, during this period, we are advised to minimize contact as much as possible. We are advised to instead use other forms of greeting for the same.

Disinfect surfaces, handrails and toilets

You often touch handrails and as such you need to keep them disinfected. You should also clean your toilets thoroughly. This will keep you safe from viruses. You should also clean utensils regularly.Whenever possible, get your work desk cleaned a few times within tghe day and any rooms you spend most of yuour time in.

Eat on trays

You should ensure you eat from trays whenever possible in order to avoid any spillage on floors. When you spill food from plates, cleaners have to pick it. This will subsequently lead to the spread of diseases.

Handle food carefully

As much as possible, avoid sharing food. Serve everyone on a different plate or tray and avoid tasting what someone else is having. You should also make sure you are clean in case you are handling food. Also make sure you wash your uncooked ingredients thoroughly. If you are unwell, do not handle food altogether as this also exposes other people to illnesses.

We at CIVS Kenya encourage you to stay clean and stay safe.