Clean surfaces of the bath, basin and shower trays regularly. Rinse thoroughly with running water to prevent build-up of mildew.
Keep the shower door/curtain open and ventilate the room after use.
To remove soap residue and prevent build-up of lime stains, clean the bathroom surfaces regularly.
Launder towels, facecloths and bathmats regularly to remove bacteria of skin or faecal origin and fungi.
Install a water-saving shower head and tap nozzle and don’t leave the tap running while brushing your teeth.
A key moment for hygiene is touching surfaces frequently touched by others.
If the shower has not been used for a while, run hot water for 2-3 minutes to flush out any harmful microbes.
If someone at home has an infection, clean and disinfect taps and door handles often.
If someone has a skin or nail infection, clean bathroom surfaces more frequently and then use a disinfectant.
Potentially harmful microbes from skin, nail and oral infections (e.g. athletes’ foot) can spread to others on surfaces, towels and toothbrushes.
Legionnaires bacillus in the showerhead can be a risk to people with reduced immunity, if they inhale infected water droplets whilst showering.
Do not share towels with other family members.
You can save water by taking a shower instead of a bath.