Advice on hand hygiene
Good hand hygiene is the most important method of preventing cross-infection.
Hand washing removes or destroys any germs picked up by the hands, and also reduces the numbers that normally live on the skin. The purpose of hand washing is to afford protection to you, and also to prevent transfer of germs to other people. Good technique is more important than the type of cleanser used.
Hand gels are not to be used as a substitute for hand washing.