Surface Cleaning For Covid

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Surface cleaning for covid and what are cleaning and disinfection recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic ?.

Regular cleaning plays a vital role in limiting the transmission of Covid & Omicron.

Surface Cleaning For Covid
Surface Cleaning

Reducing clutter and removing difficult to clean items can make cleaning easier. Increase the frequency of cleaning, using standard cleaning products such as detergents and bleach.

Surface Cleaning For Covid

Paying attention to all surfaces but especially ones that are touched frequently, such as door handles, light switches, work surfaces, remote controls and electronic devices.

As a minimum, frequently touched surfaces cleaned down twice a day, and one of these should be at the beginning or the end of the working day. Cleaning should be more frequent depending on the number of people using the space, whether they are entering and exiting the setting and access to hand washing and hand-sanitising facilities. Cleaning of frequently touched surfaces is particularly important in bathrooms and communal kitchens.

Washroom Cleaning

It’s important to clean frequently touched surfaces regularly. Ensure suitable hand washing facilities are available including running water, liquid soap and paper hand towels or hand driers. Where cloth towels are used, these should be for individual use and laundered in accordance with washing instructions.

The risk of corona virus (COVID-19) infection depends on many factors, including:

  • Type of surface contaminated
  • Amount of virus shed from the individual
  • The time the individual spent in the setting
  • Time since the individual was last in the setting

COVID-19 spreads from person to person through small air borne droplets, and through direct contact.

Contaminated surfaces with COVID-19 when people with the infection cough or sneeze or touch them. The risk of spread is greatest when people are close to each other, especially in poorly ventilated indoor spaces and when people spend a lot of time together in the same room.

Keeping your distance, washing your hands regularly, good respiratory hygiene (using and disposing of tissues), cleaning surfaces and keeping indoor spaces well ventilated are the most important ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Increased frequency of cleaning of general room surfaces reduces the presence of the virus and the risk of contact.