- Wearing protective items when cleaning. Items such as disposable gloves and facial coverings when possible can provide additional protection and washing hands straight away after removing gloves.
- Ventilating rooms. It is recommended to ventilate rooms and properties before cleaning and sanitising to increase air circulation.
- Wash hands in the recommended way before and after each cleaning. Inline with current standards wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitiser if that is not possible which is at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean and then sanitise. In the normal way use the correct detergent to clean the surfaces to remove dust, grease, dirt and germs and then spray with disinfectant and wipe away.
- To prevent the spread of germs avoid touching your face whilst cleaning. It is recommended not to touch your nose, eyes or face with unwashed hands whilst cleaning.
- Using the correct disinfectant. Paying attention to frequently touched surfaces and using the right disinfectant will help stop the spread. ‘Most common household disinfectants registered by the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as cleaning solutions with diluted household bleach are believed to be effective against the coronavirus’.
- All linens will be washed at the highest heat recommended by the manufacturer. This includes towels, bedsheets, mattress covers, kitchen towels and blankets where appropriate.
- Carefully removing any cleaning materials and gear. After cleaning immediately take off any protective wear and dispose of them or wash them accordingly. Also remember to wash hands again before leaving the property.
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