Coronavirus hygiene – are you washing your hands?

Worrying about your Coronavirus hygiene? You’re not alone. We have now been living with Coronavirus for several weeks and most of us are still focused on ensuring we are stopping the spread. That means washing our hands, for 20 seconds, as often as possible, which can mean using public facilities. The question is, are there enough hand washing facilities available?

In 2018 there were 4,486 toilets run by major councils in the UK, down from 5,159 in 2010. When you consider there are 66.44 million people living in the UK, that equates to 15 million people per toilet! To encourage proper Coronavirus hygiene and prevent the spread, we should wash our hands for 20 seconds. That means each person in the UK would have to queue for 3.5 days to wash their hands once.

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This is obviously an extreme statistic as we can wash our hands at home and at work. However, outbreaks like the Coronavirus could become more prevalent in the future. Keeping our hands clean is a key way to keep the germs at bay at all times. Is your local toilet ready for an onslaught of 15 million people washing their hands?

Increase Coronavirus hygiene

In all seriousness, we need to work together to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and keep everyone in our communities safe. We want to work with all local councils in the UK to ensure this happens in all public facilities and you can help too. This can mean everything from checking on your elderly neighbour, to sharing your hand sanitiser with someone on the bus, but most importantly, it means washing your hands regularly, especially when you’re out and about.

In the meantime, Healthmatic have got plenty of loo roll and handwash available, so our toilets won’t be running out any time soon. Looking to improve the number of toilets in your area? Speak to us today.

March 11, 2020 3:28 pm

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