Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses such as food poisoning, flu and coronavirus.
Successfully stopping germs from causing infection is about targeting the times and places when they are closest to a way into the body, or when they appear in large numbers. Read more about our golden rules for hygiene.
Hooray for Handwashing!
UKCPI’s Hooray for Handwashing programme is designed for 4-7 year olds as a fun and easy way to teach children good health habits.
The programme comprises background information on health and hygiene, a story, posters and poems for children. It can be used as part of the Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum within schools.