WHO and CDC advise that effective hand washing is a key part of preventing the spread of the disease
hand washing is still your best defence against Coronavirus
Effective hand washing is still your best defence against Coronavirus
(and other diseases)
Who uses GlitterBug?
Proper hand hygiene is critical to stop the spread of diseases, bacteria, germs, and other nasties. Despite the importance of hand hygiene, there are still so many people who don’t wash or sanitise their hands properly. The reason? They haven’t been taught how to do it properly, or they think it isn’t so important.
We have the solution! GlitterBug helps you break down students’ preconceptions about hand hygiene and train them how to clean their hands effectively. It’s great for all ages from kindergarten to seniors.
GlitterBug in schools and pre-schools
Good hand hygiene is potentially the most important life lesson children can learn at school.
Even after the coronavirus challenge has passed, understanding how germs are spread and how to protect themselves from colds, flu, gastro bugs, and food poisoning will be a tremendous benefit for their whole lives.
GlitterBug for community health
GlitterBug is a fun way to teach hand hygiene in the community.
Demonstrations can be tailored for any age group, from pre-school to seniors.
GlitterBug for food safety
Working with food provides many opportunities for infection. Sick workers handling food can pass infection to customers. And careless food handling can spread food poisoning.
GlitterBug is a valuable tool to teach food safety.
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Potion, Gel or Powder?
There are three products in the GlitterBug Range. Which one do you need?
Use GlitterBug Potion for HAND WASHING Training
GlitterBug Potion is for teaching students how to thoroughly wash their hands.
Ask them to rub it in like a moisturiser. After they have washed their hands, the UV torch will generally show glowing Potion left behind on wrists, in nail beds, in finger webbing and so on.
You can then teach them to more effectively wash these commonly missed areas.
Use GlitterBug Gel for HAND SANITISER Training
GlitterBug Gel is for teaching students how to effectively apply hand sanitiser.
Get students to apply the Gel like a sanitiser (you can even remove the label so they think it IS sanitiser). Then use the UV torch to reveal areas that were missed.
This training is ideal for healthcare and childcare workers who use sanitiser constantly. It is important for them to see that every time they use sanitiser incorrectly, they risk spreading infection.
Use GlitterBug Powder for CONTAMINATION Training
GlitterBug Powder is used to demonstrate how germs can be spread from one surface to another.
Sprinkle the nearly invisible Powder on a surface (we often use a tennis ball). After a period of time where students interact with that surface, use the UV torch to reveal all the places to which the Powder has spread.
This is a great way to remind students about cross-contamination.
What if bacteria weren't invisible
This video shows the dangers of cross contamination using a very visible bacteria substitute. But we like to be a bit sneakier.
GlitterBug Powder is great for this demonstration. Sprinkle a little of the invisible powder, then use the UV torch to see how far it spreads. Your students will be amazed!
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Infected surfaces can make you sick We recently took to the trains to see how virus particles can pass from a sick person to commonly
The most effective way to stop the spread of any virus, including carona virus, is good hand hygiene. We are taking this advice seriously and offering 10% off to all GPs to help them implement good hand hygiene practices in the community.
ABC’s Ask The Doctor recently aired an episode discussing the critical importance of good hand hygiene in the fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs and used GlitterBug to demonstrate that even scientists don’t know how to wash their hands properly.