It’s great that you are making a big effort to follow the government’s current important guidelines toprotect yourself and your loved ones from becoming infected by the Coronavirus through:

  • Staying at home thus
  • Protecting the NHS and therefore
  • Saving lives

However, do you still need to ‘up your game’ a little in both your personal and home hygiene?

By adopting cleaner and regular habits you could stop the transmission of the Coronavirus disease within your household.

So what should you do to help yourself?

Personal Hygiene

  • Clean your hands regularly and thoroughly by washing them with soap and water or by using an alcohol-based hand rub to kill viruses that may be on your hands.
  • Your hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. You may also transfer viruses to your hands through sneezing or coughing. Contaminated hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth so KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN!

Keep frequently used areas of your home clean

  • If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Simply follow the manufacturer’s directions for use which should be printed on the cleaning product label.


  • Use a reputable disinfectant to wipe down door handles / knobs and areas around handles and knobs. If possible, use disposable paper towels, or rinse cleaning cloth thoroughly and frequently between jobs.
  • Appliances such as fridges, ovens, dishwashers and washing machines should be regularly wiped down with disinfectant, a good detergent or other recommended cleaning products.
  • Use a safe disinfectant to sanitise chopping boards, outside of kettles, microwaves, tins, food storage containers, high chairs etc.
  • Clean kitchen sinks, taps, draining boards, bins, work surfaces with a good detergent or alcohol based cleaning solution.


  • Wipe toilet seat with disposable disinfectant wipes and bin safely.
  • Clean toilet bowl with bleach and mop floor with a mixture of bleach/disinfectant solution and warm water.

Other things to bear in mind are…

  • Computer keyboard, mouse
  • Mobile phone

*Take care not to use sprays or liquid products when sanitising the above. Use a disinfectant wipe or the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.