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COVID-19 we’re far from out of the woods

As lockdown for some continues to ease, the unfurlough continues and we return to our workplaces, are some perhaps becoming complacent to the danger still present?

by Nina Wyers, Marketing and Brand Director

When writing this article, Leicester was the first of our cities to enter a local lockdown with a list of further cities, towns and boroughs at risk to follow shortly. The UK was first hit by Coronavirus at the end of January, we locked down in spring, we are now entering mid-summer, Autumn is around the corner and before long winter and our flu season will return with potential for a further nationwide spike.

How long will this last? How many more towns will lockdown? But most importantly, how can we limit the spread of COVID-19?

The guidelines are clear. Wear a face covering in public spaces where you could be at risk such as public transport. Stay alert to the risks that may be present as the high street, pubs and restaurants open. Continue to wash and sanitise your hands frequently.

However, we predict a much greater reliance on and respect for our army of cleaners, janitors, and housekeeping teams. Across the country the fight will fall to them to keep the deadly pathogens at bay.

Business owners must plan a robust ongoing hygiene programme to give their employees and customers peace of mind and confidence in returning to them. Wiping surfaces once each day will not suffice if the surface becomes infected 5 minutes later. How many people could contract Coronavirus in a workplace if one infected person touches a door handle or handrail at the beginning of the day? We have seen the impact across the world in manufacturing sites forced to close their doors due to the virus running rife within them. But the return to office workplaces has only just begun. How will they fare? Increased cleaning frequencies to high touch point areas is now a basic priority.

There is another solution and it is preventative not just reactive. Take action to slow the spread of Coronavirus with regular spraying or fogging decontamination cleaning. Superior to standard cleaning chemicals, disinfectant and viricidal cleaners, antimicrobial products such as Formula 429 Plus and Zoono are proven to remain active on surfaces for up to 30 days and daily routine cleaning will not remove or disrupt them.

Using the potent Formula 429 PLUS chemical, its instant kill rating for bacteria or virus pathogens is highly effective for premises where a confirmed case of Coronavirus has been recorded in order to decontaminate the area.

Zoono offers a more flexible solution due to its lack of toxicity and we recommend its use as a monthly maintenance service. The amazing Zoono product is tough enough to kill pathogens like Coronavirus but gentle enough to not harm humans, animals or the environment, so can be delivered by our specialist and mobile units but also your own onsite teams once trained correctly, making it a cost-effective alternative to outsourcing a specialist team on a regular basis.

When applied to a surface by spraying, wiping or ‘fogging’, Zoono leaves behind a mono-molecular layer that permanently bonds to the surface. These molecules are antimicrobial, silane-based polymers that permanently bond to the surface forming a barrier of positively charged microscopic pins. The positively charged microscopic pins attract and pierce the negatively charged pathogens. The pins rupture the cell walls. This causes the pathogen to break up with lethal effect. The layer of molecular antimicrobial pins carries on working for up to 30 days on surfaces.

Routine cleaning can continue and does not disrupt the Zoono molecule or its antimicrobial activity. Zoono’s physical kill replaces the need for dangerous poisons, chemicals and alcohol. This method of rupturing the cell means the cell cannot mutate, preventing the development of superbugs.

Perfect across all sectors including office, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, transport and education sectors and many more where there is a high footfall of traffic and ongoing high risk of contamination.

If you are interested in any of the services or products we have to offer please contact us for more information or visit our website.

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