We are being told to wash our hands frequently or use hand gel to reduce the risk of catching COVID19. I can believe in the protection afforded by washing, but surely hand gel is antibacterial? Is that any use against a virus? We are often told by doctors that antibiotics don't work against viruses.
Coronavirus. Hand sanitizer? For a virus? - AF Association
That’s what I plan to do-I’ve got two boxes containing 100 pairs. I checked with the manufacturer that they would afford protection. The globes have to be nitrile or latex- vinyl won’t do. And unlike hand sanitiser these seem to be still available. One problem is that I have washed my hands so often with wipes as soap and water that the knuckles are chafed and starting to bleed slightly.
I think people are lazy but sanitiser is useful when out and about as a temporary solution so I mostly have a small bottle in my bag. Came in very useful when baby grandson picked up dog poo and about to taste it in car park and his mum was freaking out. I saved the day!
Us previous generation of mums tend to remember our Girl Guide/Scout training - Be Prepared! 😂
Exactly my thinking Bob. I overheard that exact question being asked by a huddle in a large local ‘Farm’ retail place in Topsham yesterday. I guess simply because if you have a swinging door and pushing it outward into a busy crowded area it is going to injure someone - so liability? Solution - don’t have a door? Have a half-door to walk around? Have a hand sanitiser gel handle which coats your hands with sanitiser as soon as you grasp the handle as they do on cruise ships?
I wash, dry and then put on gloves, use elbow if I can, wait until another person opens the door and tail-gate..........
Use tissues for toilet door handles but if the soap is a hand press one or even hand press sanitisers best using your covered wrist to press, always note doctors / surgeons with the swing taps always wash hands then use elbow to swing the tap back . Also beware lift buttons....pull sleeve down to press lol x
Problem is you can’t buy any easily. I’ve got two small foam dispensers and 5 small packs of anti-virile wipes. But the outbreak might go on gif s long time. Another worrynix that I am a) oldish (65) and a commuter using trains and buses-not a good combination. Part of the train journey is very crowded too.
We have visitors arriving from London today, who often travel to Far East and China. They will be ‘indoctrinated’ before they enter and their 1st job is to wash their hands - luckily the washroom is right beside the front door and that is now going to be our ‘norm’.
Anyone, including ourselves comes in the house - wash hands before touching anything else anywhere.
That's set us thinking!
A friend called to see me on Wednesday, she'd just got over a nasty two week chest infection. Don't worry, she said, I'll wash my hands as soon as I get to you. She did and dried them on the hand towel in my bathroom. As soon as she went that towel was removed to be laundered. She also had a coughing fit, when we were sat talking, and I can just imagine the look of horror that must have been on my face. I hate people coughing around me at any time, let alone when COVID-19 is spreading.
Bless her she's a lovely, loyal friend though.
So many people just sneeze in your face in shops before all this virus started. My granddaughter always washed her hands after school mummy works in a hospital. Also when she visits she does does it then says .. oh I’ve not been at school but laughs. I always wipe shopping trolley handles too. A lady walked out the loo didn’t wash her hands then went on blissfully shopping. I wipe all my shopping too. I’m nuts but don’t care. Got to keep our hearts ♥️ safe I say.