Keep protecting

The little things we do, help protect the little things we love.

Lockdown has given us a new appreciation of the ‘little things’ in life that we’ve previously taken for granted. But to get back to them, we’ve got to keep doing the ‘little things’ to protect them. Whether through a drop, a spray, a wipe, or simply by washing our hands. Because as small as our new hygiene habits may seem, they are huge acts of care and protection in reducing the spread of germs causing illness.

The 5 little things we can do to help protect the little things we love

The 5 little things we can do to help protect the little things we love

1Keep washing your hands when you come home

You can pick up germs from all kinds of surfaces when you’re out and about. If you bring them home with you, they can transfer by touch: to your face, to surfaces in your home and to your loved ones. So, be aware of what you might pick up outside. Keep washing your hands when you come home.

2Keep washing your hands before cooking and eating

Germs and bacteria are picked up on our hands throughout the day. So, when we cook or eat without washing our hands, we can unwittingly transfer that bacteria to our mouths. Let’s keep washing our hands before cooking and eating and keep protecting dinner time.

3Keep hands sanitised when you're out and about

Germs can be transferred by touch. They can live on your hands and it’s easy to forget how often we all touch our faces. So, always wash your hands with soap where possible or have some sanitising gel on you to stay safe. Keep hands sanitised when you’re out and about.

4Keep home surfaces sanitised

Germs can live on all kinds of surfaces in your home and get picked up by hands that come in contact with them. From stair rails to remote controls, door handles to light switches and phones for example. To help prevent the spread, keep your home surfaces sanitised and clean, especially kitchen and bathroom – including soft furniture.

5Keep clothing
sanitized

You can pick up bacteria on your clothes every day, which may not be completely removed in a cold wash (under 30 degrees). In fact, bacteria can spread from clothes to clothes in the washing machine or the laundry pile. So, make sure to keep using laundry sanitiser to kill 99.9% of bacteria even on a cold wash.

Use disinfectants safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

getting the facts

Useful resources for the
latest on Covid-19

NHS Covid-19 Info

Covid-19 Facts Portal

RB Covid-19 Information

WHO Covid-19 Information