|The virus is hardy: Busted! It’s only protected by a thin layer of fat. That’s why soap and detergent are so effective and why you should wash your hands regularly and for longer.|
|Washing hands isn’t important when you’re self-isolating: Busted! The virus can still enter your house on external items such as food, post and deliveries. Keep washing...|
|Moisturising your hands reduces cleanliness: Busted! The virus can lodge in cracks in your skin, so moisturising is important. Also, keep your fingernails trimmed so it can’t hide there too.|
|If delivery drivers wear gloves, they can’t spread it: Busted! Everything they handle can become infected. Wait a day before touching deliveries, so the virus decays.|
|The virus can’t be passed on via food: Busted! If someone who has the virus on their hands touches food, it can stay contaminated for hours. Wash food or cook it at 65˚C for at least 4 minutes.|
|Vinegar is good for keeping kitchens and bathrooms virus-free: Busted! Vinegar is useless against the virus, so keep using hot water and a detergent-based surface cleaner.|
|Drinking alcohol will protect you: Busted! Much as we’d love to believe this, the only alcohol that can protect you is in hand gel (minimum 60% concentration) and only if you apply it liberally.|
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