The school gates have reopened once again across England, with all children returning to the classroom after months of national lockdown. As we embark on step one of the Government’s roadmap out of hibernation, there is a general feeling of optimism amongst the public. However, as it becomes increasingly evident that we will be living alongside COVID-19 for many years to come, the loosening of restrictions must be met with caution, if we want to avoid another devastating surge of infections.
Reopening the school gates with confidence this spring
How do I make sure my building is clean, safe and infection free for opening after lockdown?
It is not difficult to make sure your building is very clean, even near sterile, therefore safe to reopen and retain the confidence of staff and customers.
We all know that cleanliness is now more important than ever, post COVID-19, our staff and customers will be looking to us, the facilities owners, to give them the confidence to return.
Combining surface and air innovations for a complete COVID-secure clean
We’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. The vaccine rollout has gained great momentum and infection levels are continuing to fall as a result. As the Government cautiously begins to lift lockdown, there is a clear route out of a crisis that has gripped our lives for the past year.
Safe Space, Safe School
With news of the latest national lockdown across the UK still ringing in our years, who would’ve thought at the beginning of all this that the pandemic would carry over into 2021? Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to affect our daily lives, especially school students.
What COVID-19 has taught us during 2020
I think the greatest lesson that we have learned all over the world in 2020 is about adapting to change. COVID-19 forced our hands and made us interact with our built environment very differently.
Reassuring Retail – Opening the Doors Safely
We’ve been down this road before. Back in the spring of 2020 during our first quarantine, it was the most disturbing interruption to UK business ever seen, at least since the war.
Why healthcare infection control has never been more vital
Healthcare settings are typically thought of as safe places. They are where you go when you are unwell and need medical attention, and they help people get better, not worse.
But what happens when an infectious virus breaks out, and these locations suddenly become compromised? And even more concerning, what do we do when they become responsible for the spread of the infection?
Five top cleaning tips for COVID-19 secure classrooms
It’s been an unprecedented year for education. At the start of 2020 we would never have predicted what was to come. But as COVID-19 swept across the globe, communities, including schools, went into lockdown, in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus.
From children being home-schooled by parents whilst in quarantine, to the key workers’ youngsters who continued to go to socially-distanced classes; the face of education has been unrecognisable this year.
Rebuilding confidence when dining out
As Brits continue to hit bars and pubs across the country, punters are being urged to look out for the telltale signs that they haven’t been cleaned to COVID-19 standards.
Post-lockdown retail: Instilling confidence amongst returning customers and staff
This month has seen the much-anticipated return of retail, bringing a welcome boost to both society and the economy.
Following the closure of non-essential stores back in March, many shoppers have been eagerly awaiting the high street’s return, with the hopes that some sense of normality could resume over the summer months.
It is vital that any cleaning practices are effective and robust enough to stand up to the virus and other common bacteria. Retail cleaning must not fall back to traditional methods like mopping.