Rings and bracelets, it’s time to take them off when you wash your hand

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We all know by now how important handwashing is, even though we got educated on how important it is, thanks to the recent coronavirus outbreak. Infection prevention is important for our society.
As everyone is doing their best to avoid catching viruses, Soapy‘s science team received many questions about wearing wristwatches and rings, and whether they might have a negative health impact.

How to wash your hands, the right way

– When should you wash your hands?

The WHO’s 5 moments for handwashing were crafted in order to help decrease the number of infections inside the healthcare system, as a way to remind professionals in the field when they should practice hand hygiene. Though meant originally for the healthcare system, the idea of having regular intervals throughout the day during which you should wash your hands makes a lot of sense for our regular lives as well. It’s important to know when you should wash your hands, and to have certain points throughout the day during which you remind yourself clearly – it’s time to get your hands clean. We wrote a whole article about this exact subject. Infection prevention is important for our society.

Soapy’s advice for wearing rings and bracelets during COVID-19:

1) Do not wipe expensive stones and metals with an antiseptic, this may negatively affect your favorite jewelry.
2) Weigh the pros and cons of wearing your accessories during a COVID-19 infection – consider refraining from wearing jewelry for now.
3) If you choose to continue wearing your bling – be extra meticulous with cleaning them no less than twice a day.

Take care of yourself and keep your distance from others!

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