Skip to main content

Coronavirus: Disease Control

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL2237, tabled on 4 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether shaking hands could contribute to the spread of COVID-19.

Answered on

18 March 2020

The most effective way of avoiding spreading the virus is to avoid close contact with infected persons and to practice good hand and respiratory hygiene, by washing hands frequently and using a tissue when coughing or sneezing.