Handwashing Procedure

You should wash your hands for the amount of time it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice (around 20 seconds):

  1. Wet your hands with water.

  2. Apply enough soap to cover your hands.

  3. Rub your hands together.

  4. Use 1 hand to rub the back of the other hand and clean in between the fingers. Do the same with the other hand.

  5. Rub your hands together and clean in between your fingers.

  6. Rub the back of your fingers against your palms.

  7. Rub your thumb using your other hand. Do the same with the other thumb.

  8. Rub the tips of your fingers on the palm of your other hand. Do the same with other hand.

  9. Rinse your hands with water. 

  10. Dry your hands completely with a disposable towel.

  11. Use the disposable towel to turn off the tap.

  12. If you do not have immediate access to soap and water, then use alcohol-based hand sanitiser. 

Hygiene Policy


This is an example containing suggestions of actions that may be taken in a workplace environment to increase hygiene. It's by no means an exhaustive list -simply an illustration.




The Hygiene Policy of Star-Tastic Gymnastics LTD is to be adopted while the restrictions of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) remain in place. It has been created to ensure, so far as it is reasonably practicable, that work will be carried out in our workplace with a commitment to protecting the health of everyone who comes onto the premises.


This policy has the full support of the Director and must be followed by all staff and coaches.


It’s important that a high level of hygiene is maintained at all times, but this is of particular importance at the current time, as the Coronavirus is known to spread through coughs and sneezes and to remain on surfaces for up to 72 hours, allowing it to be easily picked up and spread.​

In implementing this commitment to manage hygiene we will:

  1. Provide hand sanitiser. Hand sanitiser is provided on entry to the building, in each washroom area, next to every piece of equipment. Additionally, each employee has been provided with a small bottle to have on their person at all times.

  2. Implement a handwashing procedure and encourage employees to wash their hands thoroughly (see above) after going to the toilet/washroom, before and after eating or handling food and after sneezing or coughing, blowing their noses and after every bubble rotation.

  3. Display posters with hygiene advice. Such as: Cough/sneeze into your sleeves, preferably into your elbows. If a tissue is used, discard it properly and clean/sanitize your hands immediately. Avoid touching your face, particularly eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands to prevent from getting infected.

  4. Use an online signing in and out system for gymnasts rather than paper registers. We will be signing in gymnasts on our online database.

  5. Increase the cleaning frequency of washroom (Every Hour on the Hour) and all shared areas, as well as frequently touched things such as, handrails, door handles, entry keypad and lift controls.

  6. Provide additional cleaning products to allow increased cleaning of workstations, and small items such as spots, cones, hoops. These should be wiped cleaned after every usage and the hall will cleaned at the end of every session.

  7. Ensure windows / doors (not fire doors) are opened where possible to increase ventilation.

We are not at this time recommending the use of face masks or other face coverings. We do not feel it to be beneficial to our employees or gymnasts. Our risk assessment shows that increased hygiene and social distancing are sufficient steps to manage the spread of Coronavirus. However, any employee or visitor who wishes to use this type of protection, may do so.

Responsibility for implementing this Hygiene Policy Statement rests with the Director. The management team endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.

This Hygiene Policy Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary to remain aligned to government guidelines.