IN the lead up to Australian Food Safety Week 2019, which will be held from 9 to 16 November 2019, the Food Safety Information Council has released findings that more than 20% of Australians admit that they don't always wash their hands after going to the toilet.
The public health risk could be even greater as nearly 40% of respondents also admitted that they don't always wash their hands before touching food.
The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Barry Calvert is encouraging the Hawkesbury to share the important message about good handwashing.
"The point is that we all need to ensure that we use proper hygiene not only for ourselves but for the benefit of others too," Mayor Calvert said.
"It's about keeping our communities healthy. If one person washes their hands but others don't, then that person can still get sick from the poor hygiene habits of others."
Hawkesbury City Council has created some handwashing stickers that are available free of charge to businesses, schools and community members at the front counter at Council's Administration Building, 300 George Street, Windsor.