The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have provided an up-to-date variation of cleaning fundamentals to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. With the UK now into its second stage of the ‘roadmap’ laid out by Boris Johnson and the countries leading health officials.
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. However, the guidance on surface cleaning now appears more vigorous.
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 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.
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 the wearing of a face covering, effective hand washing and proper distancing between people. Due to these safety measures, businesses in the United Kingdom are able to re-open in a clean and safe manner.
Professional COVID-19 Cleaning
Here at ECS 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 to Government and World 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 us here.