Hand hygiene is a critical part of the response to COVID-19. Washing hands at regular intervals during the day is essential. If water and soap are unavailable, hand sanitisers are an alternative.
Many homeless people already have compromised immune systems. They are targets – and conduits – for COVID-19.
With holiday travel in full swing and people packed together in small spaces, it’s important to try to stop the spread of germs. But can we really get our hands clean with a few seconds of cold water?