Help your customers in the fight against coronavirus
There are now more than 20,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in China, and over 150 in 23 other countries – as of 4 February 2020.
High demand for cleaning products
Our products are currently selling fast – everything that can be used to protect workplaces, staff and customers from coronavirus is flying off the shelves. From gloves and face masks, to environmental decontamination products and biocidal sanitisers, we have seen a rise in sales, and we are aware that the situation is very fluid.
Measures to stay safe
Although testing on this particular virus is still being completed, we know that similar viruses are spread through coughing and sneezing, so it is appropriate to use similar protection measures when dealing with coronavirus.
Effective hand washing is the best first line of defence against coronavirus. Follow a proper, thorough hand washing routine.
Avoid touching surfaces that could have been affected
Although it is not possible to determine how long the coronavirus survives on surfaces (anything from hours to months), it is good practice to use a biocidal cleaner like our Broad Spectrum Sanitizer, which is non-fragranced and food-safe.
Stay at least six feet away from an infected person who coughs or sneezes
This is standard hospital guidelines for the prevention of flu spreading – and as this virus seems to be similar in behaviour, it is a good idea to treat it the same. If you want added protection from breathing in droplets, then face masks are a good option.
Millions of masks and counting
China is running out of face masks, suits and goggles; they can produce, at full capacity, 20 million masks a day. But with the current situation where several provinces in China have made it compulsory to wear masks in public, a combined population of 300 million are in need. Panic buying and the phased return of workers after the Lunar New Year has meant that they are only working at 60-70% capacity.
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