Barcelona hygiene handwash - washing hands

Hand hygiene Barcelona, Spain


Washing hands and keeping your hands clean while visiting Barcelona and Spain. Is there anything more depressing that being sick while on vacation? Not really. So to avoid this we recommend that you wash hands thoroughly and as often as possible during your visit to Barcelona. We also recommend that you carry alcohol-based handrub lotions at all times.

This is because sadly many restrooms in the city also in restaurants and cafes do not always supply soap or warm water and sadly it also appears that many local residents and many visitors to the city prefer not wash their hands at all after bathroom visits.

So we recommend that you are careful to keep your hands clean. Washing your hands is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick, spreading infections and spread of germs. If you cannot wash your hands then use handrub lotion which can be bought in supermarkets and drugstores/farmacias.

Please, follow carefully the steps shown in these WHO (World Health Organisation) YouTube videos to learn how to wash your hands properly with soap and water - and how to use hand-rub lotion most effectively.

How to wash hands effectively



How to use hand rub lotion effectively



For more information about hand hygiene in healthcare settings, please visit: http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en

When should you wash your hands according to WHO (World Health Organisation) ?

- BEFORE, DURING and AFTER preparing food.
- BEFORE eating food.
- BEFORE and AFTER caring for a sick person.
- AFTER using the toilet.
- AFTER changing the diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet.
- AFTER blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- AFTER touching animal, animal feed, or animal waste.
- AFTER touching garbage.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 13:29