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Medicspot Hand Wash Challenge


Calling all primary school children! ๐Ÿ“ข We need your help. Share your creative ideas to help encourage frequent hand washing โ€“ the best way of stopping harmful microbes. ๐Ÿฆ 

The challenge

Get creative! You could make a poster, film a video, record a song, do a science experiment or write a poem. Whatever you decide to do, make sure to include the key messages below.

Key messages

In your entry, make sure to highlight the key messages:

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Use warm water and soap
  • Wash your hands frequently throughout the day
  • No soap and water? Use hand sanitiser gel

The prizes

  • The best entry will win ยฃ500 for their primary school.
  • 10 runner-ups will win ยฃ100 for their primary school.
  • A downloadable certificate for every entry received.

Who can apply?

Anyone in a UK primary school aged 5โ€“11 can take part in the Hand Wash Challenge.

For more information, read our terms and conditions.

Key dates

  • Competition opens 19/03/2020
  • Competition closes 31/06/2020
  • Winners announced 15/07/2020

Why is hand washing important?

Frequently washing your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds is an effective way to stop harmful microbes and keep yourself and others safe from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Interested in learning more about coronavirus (COVID-19)? Read our guide for the latest information.

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