Coronavirus (COVID-19)
How to stay safe on World Water Day

Usually, World Water Day is a time to meet face-to-face and discuss how to tackle the global crisis in water and sanitation.
With the new coronavirus outbreak many of us need to change our plans for World Water Day events.

For events still going ahead

We appreciate this is a difficult decision. Please follow your national authority’s advice and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines on keeping meetings and workplaces safe.

For events cancelled or postponed

We understand how disappointing it is to postpone or cancel a World Water Day event, but there are still ways to meet online or get together in smaller groups. We have assembled links to help you host an event online.

All Hands on World Water Day

Hand hygiene is essential to containing the spread of COVID-19 and many other infectious diseases.

This World Water Day, and any other day, please remember to wash your hands regularly with water and soap or alcohol-based hand rub.

WHO has these step-by-step visual guidelines to handwashing.

In some parts of the world there is little or no awareness of good hygiene practices and their role in reducing the spread of disease. However, it is often the case that even when people do have knowledge of good hygiene behaviour, they lack the soap, safe water and washing facilities they need to make positive changes to protect themselves and their community.

This #WorldWaterDay, let’s show our best hand hygiene moments to fight #COVID19. 

#SafeHands on #WorldWaterDay (but please don’t forget to turn off the tap!)

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