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Global Handwashing Day 2020

15 October 2020
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Today marks Global Handwashing Day - a day dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing as an effective way to help prevent the spread of diseases.

As the nation continues to become more aware of the importance of hand hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic, Marc Donovan shares his expert advice on how to wash your hands effectively:

“Wash your hands well, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. If you are out and about and do not have access to clean water and soap, clean your hands with hand sanitiser, remembering to use the same routine. Many people don’t make the link between rubbing hand sanitiser in properly for 20 seconds, like you do when washing your hands!”

“Boots even has a handy infographic that includes all the steps for a thorough hand wash.”


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Boots UK is the largest pharmacy-led health and beauty chain in the UK and its purpose is to champion everyone’s right to feel good. With over 2,200 stores and a team of around 51,000 colleagues, of which approximately 5,600 are registered pharmacists, the Boots brand has been at the heart of local communities across the UK since 1849. Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care and being the first choice for pharmacy, beauty, healthcare and wellness, alongside offering its innovative portfolio of product brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin.

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