Clean hands, safe hands

Clean hands, safe hands

Washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water often during the day, then drying them properly is one of the best ways to keep you and your family safe from infectious diseases.

Getting hand hygiene right

Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses such as food poisoning and viruses such as flu and coronavirus (COVID-19).

Alcohol-based hand sanitisers, which don't require water, are a good alternative when soap and water aren't available. 

However, alcohol-based hand sanitisers may also not be effective against some illnesses like norovirus (winter sickness bug).

Posters, activity packs and toolkits 

To help you, your family and work colleagues well and safe from everyday bugs, we’ve produced these resources.

Download and print out these posters, activity packs and toolkits to use in the office, care setting, early years or educational setting as a reminder of the importance of washing hands and engaging with colleagues, clients and students.

Advice and activities for children including Early Years Settings and Schools

Handwashing Toolkit Primary Schools (PDF)

Summer watermelon activity pack (PDF)

Easter Bunny Activity Pack (PDF)

Christmas Activity Pack (PDF)

Handwashing Toolkit Early Years (PDF)

Hand Washing Poster for Early Years Settings (PDF)

Handwashing Activity Pack (PDF)

e-Bug Resources

e-Bug is a health education programme which provides resources for educators and community leaders to use, these include lesson plans suitable for different age groups. 

Visit the e-bug website

Design your own ugly bug

Take part in our design your own ugly bug activity. Use the sheet below to create your ugly bug and send it to us.

Share your designs by posting them to: 

Public Health

Worcestershire County Council

County Hall, Spetchley Road



Keep them flat by using a large envelope or email a digital version to: 

Create your own ugly bug (PDF)

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