Regular hand washing (minimum 20 seconds) and sanitising
Paper towels should be used to dry (single use only) and be disposed of in bins provided, immediately after use.
Use cutlery when eating and avoid using hands
Avoid touching the face in particular the eyes and mouth.
Eliminate the use of handshakes when greeting others.
Monitor personal health and condition, keeping an eye out on any of the symptoms.
Employees should not work if feeling unwell
Covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue, dispose of the tissue into a bin and then wash your hands afterwards
Cough into the elbow and wash your hands
Use alcohol-based hand sanitisers
Reduce touching cash or any other item that is regularly touched. If there is a need to touch these items – use single use gloves or immediately wash & disinfectant hands afterwards
Clothing/Uniforms to be washed regularly (at end of shift and ready for the next shift)
Have sanitiser, paper towels, soap readily available for employees
If this is running short, allow extra time for them to regularly wash their hands (regular intervals- not just at break time, start/end of shifts etc)
Keep an eye on each other, if you see someone touching their face- get them to wash their hands asap! - do this in a friendly way
Have signage as reminders- bathrooms, staff rooms , before entering public areas, noticeboards
Reduce use of mobile phones as they have been identified as a major risk with germs
Ensure company policy and procedures incorporates hygiene and uniform policies
Check out this list of songs to wash your hands to (maybe have the play in store and back areas):
Here is an article that has further suggestions
Click here for signage and other further resources regarding hygiene
Hand Hygiene Australia
Department of Health – Good Personal Hygiene
Health & Hygiene for Food Handlers (these should be adopted by all)
Check your State Government websites for posters for handwashing and hygiene