Community Safety, News


In keeping with the continued pandemic concerns posed by Covid 19, the Timmins Police is hopeful that handwashing is a regular practice that each of us does every day.

October 15th is “Global Handwashing Day” so we are encouraging everyone to do their part in flattening the curve with this basic daily practice.

Until COVID-19 happened, handwashing and its importance in helping prevent the spread of diseases is something that most of us probably took for granted and never devoted much thought or effort towards.

The global pandemic has really shone a light on the importance of handwashing, meaning this day now carries extra relevance, even though it has been around since 2008.

Global Handwashing Day was founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership as an opportunity to design and implement creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap, especially during critical times.

The first Global Handwashing Day was held in 2008. Since then, the community as well as national leaders and influencers have used this national holiday to spread awareness about the value of clean hands.

The preventative health benefits of simple hand washing are obvious and, in light of the Covid protocols, it is a simple practice that can contribute to your health and likely save lives.

At the risk of being blunt…..Wash Your Hands!