TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have provided an up-to-date variation of Covid cleaning guidelines to help businesses prevent the spread of COVID-19 and uphold the general health of the public as things slowly return to some form of normality.
This guide is essential to business owners who are recently back in action and those that are preparing for re-launch in the coming months.
The guidance on surface cleaning was initially quite poignant, businesses were required to clean their frequently touched surfaces regularly. This is because the virus is so easily spread by touch; businesses were told to frequently disinfect surfaces throughout the working day.
Businesses, health institutions and residential facilities are now advised to clean their surfaces at twice the rate and with an effective disinfectant or sanitiser.
Areas occupied by people with a greater risk of contracting the virus and places with a higher rate of transmission will need to be frequently and thoroughly cleaned.
The same law applies to facilities where people practice poor safety methods; not wearing a mask or not washing their hands for example.
COVID Cleaning Guidelines for Indoor and Outdoor Settings
While it is possible to catch the virus from contaminated surfaces, the chances are actually quite slim. However, this does not mean that the cleaning standards should be lowered.
Indoor settings usually only require regular disinfection when there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the vicinity.
Proper disinfection is achieved through wiping down surfaces with sanitiser and electrostatic cleaning servicing amongst other heavy-duty cleaning methods.
The daily cleansing of public spaces should be sufficient enough to curtail the spread of COVID-19; this feature extends to both indoor and outdoor settings. The standard of cleaning is only altered when a person with the virus has contaminated the facility or institution.
Most infections or transmissions of the virus occur via person-to-person contact when people meet within a two-meter distance.
In outdoor settings, the risk of transmission is rapidly reduced by proper safety measures.
These precautions include effective hand washing and proper distancing between people even though it is no longer mandatory. It is due to these measures that businesses in the United Kingdom are able to re-open in a clean and safe manner.
Commercial COVID-19 Cleaning
Here atECS Commercial Cleaning in London, we can offer your business a professional cleaning service specifically designed to tackle environments that come into contact with COVID-19.
After listening toGovernment andWorld Health Organisation advice, we have proactively implemented stricter hygiene measures, ensuring that each environment is left safe, sanitary and organised.
If your organisation, business or institution requires a professional cleaning service then don’t hesitate to contact ushere.