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How to keep your business or workplace protected from COVID-19 contamination

In various ways, all businesses have been drastically affected by the coronavirus pandemic. RCS are here to provide expert workplace decontamination (Coronavirus Cleaning) for businesses in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Leicester, Southampton, Portsmouth, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Coventry, York, Kingston upon Hull, Cambridge, Plymouth, Bradford, Norwich, Stoke-on-Trent, Oxford, Wolverhampton, City of London & Cardiff.

There are many things you can do to keep your business and workplace clean and safe from the virus, especially if you are still trading during the quarantine period. It’s important to keep your space sterile and to heed the government’s warning about social distancing. 

How can I keep my workspace clean and safe from COVID-19? 

Follow the rules 

The first step is to keep up to date with any new policies from the government or other authorities, such as the police or WHO. At the moment, the authorities in the UK are allowing vital businesses to keep running such as food shops, factories, certain offices, pharmacies, convenience stores, supermarkets, banks, etc.  

If your business fits the description, or you are a key worker still going to work, it’s important to make sure you are constantly updating yourself on any new rules or legislation.  

So, what are the rules? 

Self-isolate as much as possible  

If you are a key worker, or your business is required to stay open, you may still be asked by the authorities to keep attending work. When you are not working, you must remain inside your home unless getting food or medication.  

Wash your hands 

The UK government and health authorities are persistently reminding all in the UK to wash their hands more often and for at least 20 seconds. It is also helpful to carry hand sanitiser and use this when soap and warm water is not available. You may also wear a facemask for added protection, if you can find one. However, it is not yet proven that a face mask will protect you from the virus.  

Cover your face if you cough  

If you need to cough out in public, keep a safe distance away from anyone else. Cover your mouth with the inner crease or ditch of your elbow or, if you must, your hands. Wash your hands immediately after coughing. If your cough persists it is vital that you self-isolate and do not continue going to work or coming in to contact with anyone outside of your household. All members of your household must self-isolate for at least 14 days. If non-life-threatening symptoms continue, such as a high temperature and a dry cough, call 111 for medical advice. Do not attend your GP surgery or pharmacist. If you are struggling to breathe or feel that your life may be at risk CALL 999 and ask the operator for an ambulance.  

Keep your distance 

If you have to go to work or keep a business running, social distancing is a must! it’s important to put social distancing procedures into place for you, your staff, and your potential customers. This means keeping roughly 2 metres apart from any other person, unless you live with them. Many shops are only allowing up to 5 people into their store at any time and are asking members of the public to wait outside in a line: all the time practising social distancing. Sometimes it is beneficial to mark out a two-metre space on the floor so that staff and customers know where they should be stood to remain safe. It is also advisable to keep hand sanitiser, disinfectant sprays, and wipes handy at all times for staff and customer use.  

Keep your workplace clean and safe  

There are certain high traffic areas of many businesses that need to be kept clear and clean. For example: 

  • All door handles and doorknobs (entrance doors, cupboards, internal doors, kitchen and toilet doors, fridge doors and drawers) 
  • Light switches and pulls  
  • Heating controls on radiators and central heating  
  • IT equipment (screens, computer mouse and keyboard, television remotes, tablets, headsets, etc.)  
  • All surfaces, tables, and desk-spaces 
  • All telephones, tills, and other desk appliances 
  • Food preparation surfaces and floors    
  • Bin lids 
  • Bathroom and kitchen sinks and taps  
  • Toilet seats, lids, and handles  
  • Window handles and latches  
  • Intercoms and building buzzers  
  • Stationary 
  • Shelving areas  

It is vital to keep these areas disinfected and clean. But which cleaning methods and products can you use to make sure your space is completely disinfected and safe? 

What can I use and how do I successfully disinfect a surface?  

You don’t need to break the bank to keep your workplace clean and safe during the current pandemic. Any of the following types of cleaning solution are perfectly suitable for the job at hand: 

  • Diluted household bleach solutions (hydrogen peroxide or sodium hypochlorite) 
  • Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol 
  • Certain anti-viral household disinfectants  

Make sure to focus on key areas of the workplace – this means any area where there are any customers or staff touching things. Be sure to vigilantly clean these areas regularly throughout the day. While wearing protective, disposable gloves, spray the surface or area with one of the above solutions. Wait and let the solution sit on the surface for 30 seconds, then wipe away with a clean cloth or paper towel. Dispose of the cloth or towel after use. You can also use anti-viral or alcohol wipes to clean these surfaces. Simply wipe over the area each time it requires a clean.  

Can someone do this for me?  

The answer is yes! RCS are here to offer a professional and customer service focused cleaning service. Our team collectively have 20 years of cleaning experience and full, up to date COVID-19 sterilisation training. We offer cleaning services to all businesses and office spaces. From shops to building sites, we are here to completely disinfect any areas of your business if you have been affected by coronavirus. Call RCS today on 0800 083 9097 for a free quote.  

What can RCS do to help? 

Whether your building has been contaminated by someone carrying the virus, or you wish to have your workspace sterilised as a safety precaution, RCS is here to help.  
 

Call RCS today, we will always provide a quotation for a full and thorough sterilisation of the area always using full PPE.

All spaces, including high traffic and key areas that are regularly touched by staff, will be thoroughly disinfected to the highest possible standard.  

This includes complete sterilisation of the following areas:  

  • All door handles and doorknobs (entrance doors, cupboards, internal doors, kitchen and toilet doors, fridge doors and drawers) 
  • Light switches and pulls  
  • Heating controls on radiators and central heating  
  • IT equipment (screens, computer mouse and keyboard, television remotes, tablets, headsets, etc.)  
  • All surfaces, tables, and desk-spaces 
  • All telephones and other desk appliances 
  • Food preparation surfaces and floors    
  • Bin lids 
  • Bathroom and kitchen sinks and taps  
  • Toilet seats, lids, and handles  
  • Window handles and latches  
  • Intercoms and building buzzers  
  • Stationary  

A complete decontamination and deep clean will be completed in your place of work whether it be an office, shop, restaurant, café, industrial space, or building site. RCS collectively have over 20 years of experience and full, up to date training in cleaning spaces possibly contaminated by those carrying COVID-19

We understand that as a business owner or manager you need a fast and reliable service, especially in these stressful and potentially financially difficult times. 
 

For expert workplace sterilisation advice and speedy quote, call RCS on 0800 083 9097 today! Contact Us