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Glow and show kits

Is good handwashing important within your organisation or business? Do you work in health and social care, the food industry, a day centre or as a childminder? Royal Wootton Bassett, Salisbury and Trowbridge libraries have Glow and show kits that demonstrate how easily germs are spread.

Glow and Show kits consist of a hand-held UV light and iridescent powder and cream. The powder and cream simulate germs. The ease with which germs can be spread is demonstrated by putting either the cream or powder on hands and participants then touch their surroundings or colleagues.


The kits can be used by any group or organisation where hand hygiene is important or can be taught to others.   For example, care home staff, schools, food businesses and scout groups.   Knowing how to wash your hands properly and effectively is a very important way of reducing the risk of transferring germs between people or throughout the environment.  This in turn may reduce infections and the need for antibiotics.


• Complete an application form
• Send the form to the library that you are interested in borrowing a kit from
• 3 working days after submitting the application, ring the library and reserve the kit (can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks)
• Collect the kit from the library. Remembering to bring ID to show you are a member or employee of the group/ organisation borrowing the kit


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Last updated: 25 July 2018 | Last reviewed: 25 July 2018