Disinfecting surfaces in your home regularly is a particularly important precaution to take that can lower the risk of infection from Covid-19.
Coronavirus Health and Hygiene Tips
Always follow cleaning products’ instructions to stay safe and use them effectively – this might include wearing gloves and ensuring the room has plenty of ventilation.
Surfaces to clean and disinfect
Common at-risk surfaces include Door handles, chairs, tables, handrails, kitchen and bathroom furniture, toilets, taps, light switches, computers, mobile phones, tablets, remote controls, keyboards, game controllers and toys.
What to use to clean and disinfect
Clean the surface with soap or detergent and water first. Then use a disinfectant product with at least 70 per cent alcohol or bleach. Natural products like vinegar are not recommended.
In can be hard to find disinfectant sprays and wipes at the moment. If you can’t get your usual products, clean with soap and water. Diluted household bleach may be used on some surfaces.
How to disinfect
Do not wipe cleaning solutions off immediately after you have applied them to a surface. Many disinfectant wipes and sprays have to stay on a surface for a few minutes to be effective. Always read the instructions so you’re using the products correctly and to avoid damaging items.
It is unclear how long COVID-19 survives on fabrics, but many items of clothing will have plastic or metal elements that the virus can live on for hours or even days. Use caution and common sense. Good practices are to remove your shoes when you enter your home and to change into clean clothes when returning home after being in a public place. Always wash your hands with soap and water after being outdoors.
- Clean your bedsheets, towels and clothes worn outside regularly.
- Don’t shake your dirty laundry to minimise the risk of dispersing the virus in the air.
- Wash items with your usual detergent, using the hottest appropriate water setting.
- Dry clothes completely.
- Wash your hands, using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser after handling clothes.
- Wash or laundry bags and hampers after use.
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