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Handwashing

Wash your hands with Rufus


Teachers    Parents

About Rufus, our handwashing hero

safefood has developed the Rufus handwashing programme with childcare professionals to teach children good handwashing habits and keep germs, including Covid-19, at bay.

We’ve created Rufus to make learning good handwashing habits fun so that children follow five steps to good handwashing – wet, soap, rub for 20 seconds, rinse and dry.

A Rufus handwashing pack has been sent to primary schools and pre-schools across the island of Ireland. The programme includes a storybook, song, sink poster and colouring activities.

To use the resources click either Parent or Teacher resources in the links above.

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