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PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Video for Children

SCC have put together the following video for young children about Personal Protective Equipment. This video can be shared and used by anyone to explain PPE and hopefully help some of the worries children may have about seeing people in PPE. Watch the video here

How to wash your hands NHS song | NHS

A child friendly song explaining how to wash your hands. For a written version of the full technique, head to The NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/h...

The six steps to handwashing

Before beginning, wet hands with warm water and apply soap, hand sanitiser, or equivalent.

The World Health Organisation's six steps of hand washing are:

  1. Rub your hands together, palm to palm.

  2. Rub the back of each hand with the palm of the oppos hand (i.e the back of the left hand with the right palm and the back of the right hand with the left palm.

  3. Again rub palm to palm but this time interlace the fingers of each hand. This will result in the fingers from each hand being between the fingers of the other hand.

  4. Rub the backs of your fingers using opposing palms with your fingers locked.

  5. Rub around each thumb with the palm of the opposing palm.

  6. Finally rub the palm of each hand with the fingers of the opposing hand.


After these steps you should rinse your hands under warm water and then dry them.

Hand Washing Diagram

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