Hygiene awareness and hand disinfection in everyday life with Corona
What exactly was asked, and when?
Purposeful hygiene behaviour
In Germany, people often wash their hands – with or without Corona
In addition to hand hygiene, the most important infection prevention measures included, as is still the case today, the wearing of mouth-nose covering. In January 2021, 61% wore medical masks (surgical masks) and 55% FFP2 or FFP3 masks. By comparison, only 10% of respondents used FFP2/FFP3 masks in April 2020, and only 20% in October 2020. The often self-sewn community masks inevitably lost relevance, as these were hardly permitted any more.
Keeping distance and avoiding contact - infection prevention is teamwork
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2Robert Koch-Institut. Erfassung der SARS-CoV-2-Testzahlen in Deutschland (Update vom 15.4.2020). Epid Bull 2020;16:10 https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Infekt/EpidBull/Archiv/2020/Ausgaben/16_20.pdf?__blob=publicationFile#:~:text=In%20der%20vergleichenden%20Betrachtung%20der,k%C3%BCrzere%20Dauer%20der%20Grippewelle%20auff%C3%A4llig (last retrieved on 07.06.2021)