IN THE COMMUNITY
The factsheet is aimed at promoting good water, sanitation and hygiene practices, particularly handwashing with soap as an important barrier to the transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The factsheet also provides messages on measures for cleaning and disinfecting the home.
The factsheet includes the basic measures to be implemented to ensure water safety for health personnel, patients and visitors; personal hygiene; laundry and cleaning; adequate and accessible toilets; safe management of excreta, including keeping excreta (faeces and urine) separate from human contact and safe treatment and disposal in the environment; frequent hand hygiene using the proper technique; periodic cleaning and disinfection; and the safe management of healthcare waste.
INSTITUTIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR WATER AND SANITATION
The factsheet is aimed at governing and regulatory bodies and providers of water and sanitation services. Provides information on the immediate basic actions that should be taken in an emergency to ensure the safety of water and sanitation services, prioritizing attention to vulnerable populations in the countries.