As we’re almost certain you would have noticed, Coronavirus is one of the most noteworthy news stories ongoing at the moment since it is having such a huge global effect. The speed that the virus is moving globally is concerning for all involved, especially those who have been travelling recently or are planning to do so.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness, which ranges from the common cold to more severe diseases such as: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The new strain of Coronavirus is more concerning since it is something we have not been made aware of in the past and a virus that we are not fully educated on the severity of the illnesses it can cause.
Coronavirus in the UK is increasing rapidly with people not being aware that they are infected with the virus and are moving between cities, rather than being detained in quarantined areas. The concern for UK citizens is continually rising and we are reminded that people are becoming more worried about preventing coronavirus in the UK and avoiding catching the disease.
We imagine that the widespread media coverage on Coronavirus is causing greater concerns for you, especially those within your workplace. Due to the severity of the disease and understanding almost identical viruses in the corona family, the general susceptibility of coronaviruses to chemical disinfection. Thus, able to put in place strategies to prevent transmission and infection.
Keeping Safe in the Workplace
We understand that the workplace is one of the most concerning places in which diseases are spread, spending so much time in confined spaces it is no wonder diseases are transmitted so easily. Keeping safe in the workplace from viruses and the like is hugely important to remain healthy. As such we produce the below recommendations:
- Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. It may be worthwhile investing in some on-desk hand sanitizer for once you have stepped into the communal areas.
- Covering your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing to ensure pathogens are not spread to others.
- Using hard-surface disinfectants on all surfaces (including mouse, keyboard and work surfaces).
- Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness.
- Ensure your employer is providing frequent cleaning throughout your business.
How Can We Help?
With over 30 years’ experience, we are fully-equipped to manage all levels of viruses and disease within the business. Having worked with contaminated environments in the past, our fully-certified technicians have the correct equipment and chemicals to combat a whole host of diseases and infections, including coronavirus.
Using leading biocides and disinfectant formulated solutions we are able to combat the current coronavirus outbreak, closely providing guidance to help reduce the risk of infection. Being familiar with various outbreaks, most recently being Coronavirus, we are offering our cleaning chemical services to businesses and facilities that are perhaps suffering with the outbreak. Alongside this, if your business is looking to book-in a more general maintenance clean, then we can advise on the most suitable method for your business.
Find out how you can protect and reduce the risk of your business from infection by reading our Practical Guide A Practical Guide to Reduce Risk of Infection in the Workplace (opens in new window).