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4 March 2020

DHSC announces expanded public information campaign focusing on hand washing for 20 seconds

Introduced by

Department of Health and Social Care

Targeted at

General public


Announced on 4 March 2020

Stated aims

To make sure the public knows exactly what they should be doing to keep themselves and others safe


This is a Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) campaign in print media, radio, online and in public places, including billboards. Washing hands for 20 seconds is central to the expanded public awareness campaign to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19.


Gov.uk news story