Cleaning To Keep Your Workplace Covid Free

Author: Fiona Service   |   Date: 7th April 2021

Keeping your office, school, factory, warehouse, event venue etc scrupulously clean has become paramount now and for the future. We are all gradually returning to the workplace and opening shops and restaurants, therefore regular cleaning plays a vital role in limiting the transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

Protecting your staff and customers is the overriding goal and will take some training and planning. Here are some tips to help you get up and running.


  1. All cleaning staff should be provided with full PPE (personal protecting equipment) and be trained on the best practice for its use. For example, how to change and dispose of gloves and aprons.
  2. Increase the frequency of the cleaning of touchpoints. Door handles, push plates, handrails, lift buttons, toilets and kitchens are the areas that particularly have contact from multiple users and frequent cleaning of these areas will help to prevent the spread of any infection within the workplace. Cleaning staff should be trained on the extra and rigorous cleaning of these areas.
  3. Reduce clutter and remove difficult to clean items to make cleaning easier. By ensuring all surfaces are free allows proper and thorough cleaning.
  4. Train and encourage non-cleaning staff to regularly wipe areas that are touched by multiple persons, for example, shop counters, chairs etc.
  5. Fabric items (towels, cushions) should be replaced with disposable alternatives or removed completely.
  6. Handwashing and hand-sanitising facilities should be cleaned multiple times during the day and easily available to all staff and customers.
  7. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for the prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings. The terminology here is important. Cleaning refers to the removal of dirt, grime, debris, and germs. Cleaning doesn’t kill germs such as viruses and bacteria that make us sick. But removing them lowers their numbers and the risk they can infect us. Disinfecting refers to using products to kill germs on surfaces. This must come after cleaning.
  8. Common green household cleaners including vinegar, lemon juice, and baking soda are not considered effective in the fight against COVID-19.
  9. Consider long term prevention with Bio-Misting. This is a virucidal vaporisation treatment that disperses non-toxic, non-corrosive disinfectant into the air killing 99.99% of known viruses and bacteria including coronavirus. Bio-Misting gives 72-hour protection free from Covid-19, by repelling and protecting surfaces from viruses. If this is something you are interested in, do contact us, we can help.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact us for a free quote and response within 24 hours

Don’t let cleaning be your frustration, let us help to make your life easier.
Call today 01264 362378.