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Coronavirus

28/06/2021
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Is fogging or UV Plasma air sterilisation the best option for my workplace?

Responsible and also savvy employers will be aware that protecting their staff from infection will be positive for morale and their bottom line, even in normal times workplace absenteeism is very costly. So, investing in additional hygiene measures will doubtless save businesses much more than it costs. But what are the options that do the best job, are safe and cost effective? Find out more below. The above infographic is free to use as long as the original source is referenced via a link to this post. https://www.intelligenthanddryers.com/blog/is-fogging-or-air-sterilisation-the-best-option-for-my-workplace We are now in... Read More

Have you been given inaccurate guidance for your school or workplace regarding COVID-19? 23/02/2021

Important: Have you been given inaccurate guidance for your school or workplace regarding COVID-19?

This key information will help you provide essential hand hygiene to reduce the spread of COVID-19, whilst saving substantial amounts of money and increase your sustainability. Are you being led down the wrong path regarding drying your hands with paper towels or hand dryers, at work or in schools, during the COVID-19 pandemic? Particularly as scientific evidence, UK Government and reputable health organisation advice is that both methods are a recommended safe way of hand drying. Damp hands are 1,000 times more likely to pick up bacteria than dry hands and to leave the hands... Read More

The importance of ventilation in the workplace during and post COVID-19

 05/11/2020 If you haven’t really thought about ventilation at work, or it’s something that been put on the back burner until now, then now is most definitely the time to make sure your workplace is well ventilated. Having good ventilation in a frequently used indoor space has always been really important for our health and wellbeing. Ensuring that the air flow is regularly renewed, and that fresh air is coming into the workplace, will make sure that any air pollutants lingering around in the air are filtered out as quickly as possible.... Read More

How long do I need to be exposed to get COVID-19?

Another common question that seems to be asked around COVID-19 and the pandemic is just how long a person needs to be exposed to an infected person for the virus to be transmitted? We know all about the 2-metre social distancing rule and the need to wear face masks, but what about the time in relation to exposure? Authority Exposure Rule Public Health England Within 2 metres of an infected person for at least 15 minutes World Health Organisation Within 1 metre of an infected person for at least 15 minutes European... Read More

How far does a cough and sneeze travel?

The 2-metre social distancing rule is something that has now become very normal in all our lives. You see it pretty much everywhere you go. The reason for this distance between people is to prevent close contact, which is how the COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people. But when someone coughs or sneezes, how far exactly do the released droplets travel? Well, research has found that ‘the average sneeze or cough can send around 100,000 contagious germs into the air at speeds up to 100 miles per hour’. In a... Read More

How long does COVID-19 stay in the air?

We know that the COVID-19 virus is passed between people through droplets from the nose or mouth, hence why we’re all social distancing and wearing face masks now. But these droplets can also land on the surfaces around us and end up potentially infecting people that then come into contact with these surfaces. And that’s why we’re advised not to touch things unnecessarily and to regularly wash and sanitise our hands. But another question that people are asking is: can COVID-19 stay in the air around us? And if so,... Read More

How has COVID-19 impacted the Sustainable Development Goals?

 05/10/2020 The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a global agreement that aims to eradicate extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and leave no one behind. It’s an agenda that was agreed by world leaders in 2015, and forms 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But how has COVID-19 and the pandemic impacted these goals? Well, as we know the pandemic has had a negative impact on economies and livelihoods, as well as health. It’s expected that the pandemic will prove quite a significant setback in efforts to achieve the SDGs. We... Read More

eco-friendly during COVID-19 27/08/2020

How to be eco-friendly during COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a lot of things up in the air, but one positive that seems to have come out of it is its subsequent effect on the environment. Specifically, on global CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions. Lockdowns, closed workplaces, and the lack of travel have caused global emissions to fall by 4.6%. This is one of the biggest declines in global emissions since the second World War. There was also a decrease of 3.8% in fine particle pollution, and 2.9% in sulphur dioxide (can lead to respiratory issues) and... Read More

How to protect yourself from COVID-19 indoors?

It’s widely agreed that the risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus is higher in indoor settings than it is in the outdoors. The Harvard Medical School states that in outdoor settings the constant air flow is more likely to ‘scatter and dilute the virus, making transmission less likely than in a home, office, or other confined space with limited air circulation.’ The British Medical Journal also found evidence to back this with the analysis of 110 cases in Japan, trying to ascertain who and where the infections were coming from.... Read More

Coronavirus – Symptoms, risks, and hygiene

What is it? Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are known to infect both humans and animals, and in humans causes respiratory illness that range from common colds to much more serious infections. How did it start? Coronavirus first emerged in the Chinese province of Wuhan. It is believed to have originated in a seafood market, where wild animals are traded illegally. Coronaviruses are known to jump from animals to humans, so the stallholders of this market are believed to be the first group of people infected with... Read More