Infection control is something we all have to do to keep everyone healthy. Good infection control stops germs from spreading.
Germs are tiny life forms, so tiny we can’t see them without special equipment. Some germs can make you sick.
This document will tell you about methods of infection control. You will learn about:
To stop the spread of germs, you need to keep your hands clean. We can help you with this.
You should wash your hands with soap and water:
Our workers will also wash their hands at these times.
Follow these steps when washing your hands:
If you do not have soap and water, you can also use hand sanitiser. Follow these steps:
Any time you wash your hands, remember to:
PPE is clothing and tools used to keep everyone safe from germs. You might see workers wearing PPE such as:
Sometimes, you might have to wear PPE too.
For example, you might need to wear a face mask if you are sick.
PPE should always fit correctly. Please let us know if your PPE doesn’t feel comfortable or not fit well.
Germs can spread when people sneeze or cough.
When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth with a tissue and throw the tissue away.
If you do not have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your elbow (NOT into your hands).
Wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
Keeping all areas clean is important for stopping the spread of germs.
Our offices are cleaned often so you can be sure you are safe when visiting us.
If we are helping you in your home, our workers will also clean:
You can indicate your cleaning needs and preferences at any time.
Our workers are trained in providing you with the cleaning help that you need.