Social Distancing Essentials

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Cleaning For Coronavirus Infection Control

Definitions

Virucide: A chemical agent which, under defined conditions, is capable of irreversibly inactivating viruses.

Biocide: A term for a chemical agent capable of killing / inactivating / deterring micro-organisms. It includes the more specific terms of algicide, bactericide, fungicide, sporicide and virucide. Common examples are chlorine, isopropyl alcohol (IPA), quaternary ammonium compound QAC and peracetic acid.

Cleaning, sanitising and disinfection

Areas with a low risk of transferring germs will be suited to cleaning alone e.g. floors, carpets, windows, mirrors and lighting fixtures. Sanitising lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, measured by public health standards. Sanitising is suited to food preparation areas, objects related to making or eating food and communal areas, for example kitchens, restaurant eating areas, countertops, doorknobs, and light switches. The term sanitiser usually means the product is capable of cleaning and disinfecting in one operation. Disinfection uses chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection. This process is used in hospitals, care homes and schools. Disinfectants tend to work better after a surface has been cleaned.

For more information and frequently asked questions surrounding cleaning for covid-19 protection please see the helpful PDF's available for download below.

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