Coronavirus – are you washing your hands?

Worrying about how much you wash your hands? You’re not alone. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak (or COVID-19 to use its proper name), a lot of us are worrying! A lot of us spend a good portion of our day out and about, so we need to be able to wash our hands on the go. The question is, are there enough handwashing facilities available?

In 2018 there were 4,486 toilets run by major councils in the UK, down from 5,159 in 2010. When you consider there are 66.44 million people living in the UK, that equates to 15 million people per toilet! To prevent the spread of coronavirus, we should wash our hands for 20 seconds. That means each person in the UK would have to queue for 3.5 days to wash their hands once.

Healthmatic public toilets - coronavirus

This is obviously an extreme statistic as we can wash our hands at home and at work. However, outbreaks like the coronavirus could become more prevalent in the future. Keeping our hands clean is a key way to keep the germs at bay at all times. Are you ready for an onslaught of 15 million people wanting to wash their hands?

Stop the spread of coronavirus

In all seriousness, we need to work together to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and keep everyone in our communities safe. This can mean everything from checking on your elderly neighbour, to sharing your hand sanitiser with someone on the bus, but most importantly, it means washing your hands regularly, especially when you’re out and about.

In the meantime, Healthmatic have got plenty of loo roll and handwash available, so our toilets won’t be running out any time soon. Looking to improve the number of toilets in your area? Speak to us.

March 11, 2020 3:28 pm

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