It’s no secret that people are more likely to get sick from eating contaminated food if they’re not washing their hands properly, a study has found.
What’s more, the longer people stay out, the higher the chance of getting sick.
In this article, BBC Sport looks at the most important ways to wash your hands.
What to do If you’re sick: Wash your hands thoroughly before using the toilet.
If you get sick after washing your hand, wash your hand in a warm bath or bathtub with lots of fresh water.
You may be able to wash it more gently by rubbing it against your hand or using a cloth towel.
Washing your hands is the first step in any soap or water-based soap, but you can also do this after washing a hands-rubbing surface.
If the soap is not hot enough, place a towel on your hand to warm it up.
Avoid using soap on your face, neck or chest.
If there is any contact, wash it with warm water and soap-free water.
If possible, use a soap that contains antibacterial ingredients such as Jojoba Oil or Shea Butter.
Avoid wearing gloves.
If your hands get infected, wash them in warm, soapy water.
A hand wash is the best way to clean your hands, and is usually done on the same day you’re washing your body.
It’s best to wash hands with soap and water after washing hands with a hand towel.
Clean your hands with warm, not cold, water.
Wash your hand using cold water as often as possible to keep it fresh.
If washing your feet is a problem, try using a damp sponge or a clean towel instead.
Use a gentle soap or warm water to clean the entire area, including the fingers, from the knuckles to the tip of the index finger.
Do not use soap or hot water on the inside of the hands, face, or neck.
If soap or cold water is not available, use warm water on your hands to remove dirt and dirt-covered clothing.
Wipe with a clean damp cloth to remove all traces of soap.
If it’s not possible to use a handwash, wash in warm water for at least 30 seconds to remove any soap residue and any water-damaged material on the surface of your hands or your hands and arms.
Wash with a soft, damp towel.
If using a hand wash, avoid rubbing your hands against the surface.
Avoid the use of hand sanitizer on your skin.
Wash only in warm temperatures.
Use soap and warm water in a cold room or bathroom and wash hands separately if possible.
If hands are damp, wipe with a damp towel to remove residue and debris.
Wash hands with clean, dry clothes or towels and use soap and cold water in the shower.
Do all your washing and hand-washing in a dry place, away from heat.
Do warm baths regularly.
When you wash your body, use cold water, soap and hot water.
Use warm, but not hot, water to wash the whole body, especially around your genitals, and the inside and outside of the buttocks.
These are the most common types of hand-to-body soap used to clean hands.
Place a damp cloth over your hand and use a gentle, warm soap or wet hand towel to rub the area to remove excess dirt and debris from your skin and hair.
Do soap-based hand sanitiser if possible, such as L’Oreal’s A+ Hand Wash or a product from Glamour.
Use hand sanitisers on your genitals if soap does not work, but always follow the directions on the bottle.
Use cold water on hand-washes to remove the dirt and contaminants.