COVID-19 Cleaning Practices Cornwall.
Our team has been practicing and advising on the most effective cleaning methods against the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020. We will continue to give our professional opinion to our clients and will help any business in Cornwall seeking guidance.
What is coronavirus?
How does the virus spread?
Transmission of COVID-19 is thought mainly to occur through respiratory droplets or small particles that are produced when an infected person coughs, talks, sneezes, etc. If these droplets are inhaled into the nose, mouth, and airways it could lead to infection. Similarly, if someone touches a contaminated surface or object with their own hands and then touches their face, they could become infected.
Where do I need to clean more?
All touch points. Increase the cleaning and disinfecting of any points people are likely to physically touch when carrying out tasks in a space. This is called touchpoint cleaning and doing it frequently is fundamental in reducing the potential spread of COVID-19 via contaminated surfaces in any workspace or public area.
Touchpoint Cleaning: A method for keeping your workspace surfaces disinfected.
Whether you have staff working from home, you run a high street shop or have set up a socially distanced solution at your offices – regular touchpoint cleaning will lower the risk of spreading the coronavirus through contaminated surfaces. The HSE provide a great cleaning guide.
A touchpoint starter checklist.
- Light switches
- Door handles (including cupboard doors)
- Door push areas
- Kitchen appliance handles and buttons
- Sink taps (bathroom and kitchen)
- Toilet flush
- Individual and communal desks/tables
- Keyboards and computer mice
- Remotes and operational buttons
- Electrical equipment (e.g. printers, card machines)
- Landline phones, and mobiles
How long does SARS-CoV-2 live on surfaces?
- Plastic: 3 – 7 days
- Glass: up to 4 days
- Stainless Steel: 3 – 7 days
- Wood: up to 2 days
- Cardboard: 24 hours
- Copper: up to 4 hours
- Paper: up to 4 days
Keeping our cleaning practices and staff updated.
In the beginning, we lost 95% of our business due to the whole country closing its doors and every member of staff was put on furlough. As restrictions eased, all staff gradually came back to work and now regularly receive specialist coronavirus training including updated cleaning practices. Our operations have been in continual change as improved cleaning products and equipment are made available and research improves.
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