• Hand gel is useful when in a hurry.
  • Hand gel should not be used on soiled hands or when supporting someone with diarrhoea and/or vomiting.
  • When using hand gel, the same movements need to be followed as with hand washing.
  • The duration needs to be 20-30 seconds.
  • Handwashing with good technique is just as good as using hand gel – you do not need to do both
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