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Coronavirus - Cleaning Guidelines to low the risk of spreading the virus during the cleaning process

On entry to each property or commercial premises/office, cleaners have to be asked to:

*To wash their hands with warm water and soap

*To Sneeze/cough into tissues and dispose of immediately

*To start cleaning the front door areas and handles first

*Then to follow our guidances

*We instructed our cleaners to spend more time of frequently touched surfaces and to use the antibacterial spray every time, everywhere.

This will include:

*Desktops and all work surfaces

*Doorknobs and door handles

*Light switches and dimmer switches

*Computer monitors, keyboards, mice

*Tablets and laptops

*Telephone equipment

*All chair rests and arms

*Canteen tables and chairs

*Sinks, taps and kitchen areas

*Toilets, including all the surfaces.

*Use only high temperature washed cloths (60°).

*We have been told that the virus can't survive above 27°.

Remember to clean first, disinfect later!

Cleaning refers to the removal of germs from surfaces. Disinfecting refers to the use of chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. Both can lower the risk of infection spread, but you should clean first, disinfect after.

Don't forget to read the label on your disinfectants. Some need to remain wet for anywhere from two to ten minutes.

Look at tables, doorknobs, light switches and toilets as places to start. Before you disinfect dirty surfaces, clean them with detergent or soap and water.

For disinfecting, you can use alcohol solutions that contain at least 70% alcohol, household disinfectants registered with the EPA, or diluted household bleach solutions. Don't use expired products, and don't mix bleach with any other cleaners. Common household disinfectant brands on the EPA list include Lysol and Clorox.

The CDC recommends people create their own bleach solutions by mixing 5 tablespoons of bleach per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water.

Wear gloves and make sure you have good ventilation while you clean

Wear disposable gloves and throw them out after you're done using them, according to the CDC.

If you're using reusable gloves, don't use them for other purposes, and clean your hands immediately after the gloves are removed. Peel the gloves away from your body, pulling them inside out, and try not to let the outside of the glove touch your skin.

Wash dirty laundry on the warmest setting possible

There is no need to shake dirty laundry, as that can spread viruses through the air. Use the warmest appropriate water setting for washing the items and let them dry completely afterwards.

If you're not using gloves when washing dirty laundry, make sure to wash your hands afterwards. Also, consider washing the laundry bag that holds your clothes, as that surface can also collect germs and viruses.

Clean your electronics

Phones and tablets are what the CDC calls "high touch" surfaces, so you're going to want to clean them. You should avoid using rubbing alcohol, disinfectants, or similar sprays, Business Insider previously reported, in part because using them can damage the protective coating on your phone's screen.

Instead, turn off your device, lightly dampen a microfiber cloth with soap and water, and scrub the screen. You can also use a UV sanitation device, which beams UV-C rays at your phone in order to kill germs.

We advise all owners of private/commercial premises to have the following:

*To provide enough cleaning detergents for each different surface

*To provide cleaned and washed microfiber cloths washed on a high degrees

*To provide cleaning gloves for one time use

*To provide at least two bottles of Antibacterial spray

*Please make sure you change your mop on a monthly basis and please make sure you have a properly working vacuum cleaner

We strongly recommend increasing the cleaning visits if these apply to you

*Visitors on a daily basis

*If you have more than 10 employees

*f you receive delivery from external people or companies

*If you frequently use public transport or recently have visited public events


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