Post Lockdown Cleaning and Disinfecting
22 May 2020
The government’s task forces are looking at sectors including pubs and restaurants, recreation and leisure, places of worship and schools. The existing measures in place will be constantly under review and will be monitored so the spread of the virus is controlled.
If a business, or school, is to reopen, there are considerations relating to social distancing, more frequent disinfection of hand-touch surfaces and, of course, hand hygiene. Employers may need to update their risk assessment relating to any products used in the control of Coronavirus. Evans’ Risk Assessment Portal can help you with this https://www.evansvanodine.co.uk/coshh-risk-assessment-portal
Research has shown Coronavirus is able to survive in the environment on surfaces, e.g. wood, plastic, glass and cardboard, from between 24 hours and 9 days (dependent on conditions e.g. temperature and humidity). If a building has been closed for the duration of the lockdown period, it is unlikely any virus would be present on surfaces. However, for staff, customer and pupil confidence it may be advisable to follow existing hygiene programmes for cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces.
Below you will find links to our Coronavirus guides and related wallcharts. Please follow the instructions and recommendations in these documents, paying particular attention to dilution rates/contact times and any safety advice.
As with the use of any chemicals and disinfectants, always read the label and product information sheet before use and wear appropriate personal protective equipment.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide
Deep Cleaning Guide
PPE Safe Work Practice
Coronavirus Deep Cleaning Checklist
Coronavirus Deep Cleaning Training Record
Application of Disinfectants by Spraying
Wash Your Hands Wallchart
Sanitise Your Hands Wallchart
You will find links to the government’s guidelines for various business sectors HERE.