Regular cleaning plays a vital role in the fight against COVID-19 - OfficeCare

Regular cleaning plays a vital role in the fight against COVID-19

20th October 2020

Regular cleaning plays a vital role in limiting the transmission of COVID-19.

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, 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 should be wiped 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 handwashing and hand-sanitising facilities. Cleaning of frequently touched surfaces is particularly important in bathrooms and communal kitchens.

If your offices are occupied, having your previous routine of one shift of cleaners working out of office hours either AM or PM is no longer advised. What you need to consider is a daytime visit to enhance the frequent cleaning of touchpoints and other high-risk areas.

OfficeCare take every step possible to ensure the safety of people according to official guidelines, there is also a need to continue to look after our environment.

Justified disinfection by our partners at InnuScience is the principle that thorough cleaning with high-quality detergents across all non-critical touch surfaces is as effective, if not more so than the widespread use of disinfectants. Disinfectants should be used only where justified in their use.

By removing dirt and sources of food for pathogens from a surface through rigorous cleaning, the microbial load on any surface can be brought to levels that are not considered harmful.

Regular and widespread use of disinfectants does not provide a clean surface and can promote the development of resistant pathogens. Therefore they should be used only on critical high-frequency touch surfaces – door handles, keyboards, lift call buttons, handrails etc.

Regular cleaning is effective for all non-critical surfaces during normal operating times.

Get in touch for more information on how we help our clients maintain COVID secure cleaning in the current pandemic.

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