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Covid, Health

Behavioural science and disease prevention psychological guidance: Encouraging hand hygiene in the community

To support those responsible for public health interventions, the British Psychological Society has released guidance on how to make sure their efforts are as effective as possible

27 July 2020

Hand hygiene is one of the most important weapons in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus. The good news is that the World Health Organization has been successfully promoting hand hygiene globally since at least 2009, but high-income countries have not been a focus for this guidance until Covid-19. This document supplements other hand hygiene and behavioural science2 guidance, and focuses specifically on psychological considerations and the behavioural science to support effective action.

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