When to use hand sanitiser at home

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Maintaining good hand hygiene at home can be forgotten due to the notion of feeling safe and sheltered. However, the threat of viruses and bacteria spreading through the household shouldn’t be underestimated.

Excellent hand hygiene, especially at home, is important to stop the spread of harmful germs and protect family members from picking up any nasty illnesses. Using hand sanitiser is a key part of your prevention and protection.

Why is hand sanitiser important in limiting the spread of germs?

The key to incorporating good hand hygiene into your routine at home is to include both handwashing and hand sanitiser together to minimise germs. Hand sanitiser is easy to factor into your routine as it’s convenient, quick and easy to use.

When choosing the correct hand sanitiser for yourself or your family, take into consideration alcohol content as the first port of call; it is imperative to opt for a hand sanitiser with a high enough alcohol content.

Our Antibacterial Hand Gel contains 70% alcohol, which kills 99.9% of bacteria. It comes in a range of sizes (50ml, 100ml, 200m, 500ml) which makes it perfect to be kept either at the bedside, in the kitchen, or even by the front door.

Our Antibacterial Hand Gel is also formulated with Aloe Vera, that cares for the skin and leaves hands feeling soft and smooth with no sticky residue like a lot of other hand sanitisers.

We also offer our Hospital Grade Hand Sanitiser, a formulation that kills 99.99% of bacteria, with 78.2% alcohol content, available in 100ml and 500ml sizes.

While it is crucial to wash hands when at home, using hand sanitiser when you can’t get to a sink offers extra protection from potential germs that could be on surfaces or be brought into the house.

When to use hand sanitiser at home:

  • On arrival into your household after being out
  • When you are unwell to avoid spreading any illnesses to family members through surfaces or contact
  • After playing with or stroking pets
  • Before and after eating
  • Before prepping any food
  • After you’ve used the bathroom
  • Before you use your computer equipment if working from home
  • After using computer equipment when logging off for the day
  • After touching your phone (be sure to clean your phone at least once a week)