The COVID-19 pandemic has made the whole world aware of the importance of washing hands. But it’s not the only reason to maintain good hygiene. To prevent the spread of any harmful germs, you need to maintain a general hygiene routine.
Germs can be found anywhere, including on various surfaces in our homes and on items we use on a daily basis. But there’s no reason to be fearful, as it is possible to get rid of most of it with a few simple hygiene practices.
Washing your hands is a proven practice to ensure cleanliness, but it is not the only sensible protective measure against the spread of harmful germs. In your household, surfaces such as door handles, light switches, taps and counters should be cleaned thoroughly to minimise the spread of germs.
Other items that are sometimes neglected from regular cleaning and sanitising are personal items that we constantly use and touch. These items are referred to as high touch items, and include:
- Smart devices (mobile phones, tablets and smart watches) and computers (laptops, monitors and keyboards)
- Eye glasses
- Car keys, wallets and handbags