Recent studies suggest that COVID-19 can remain on surfaces for much longer than initially thought. In fact, it can even remain in the air for a period of time, which isn’t that surprising when you consider one cough can produce 3,000 droplets, most of which are invisible to the naked eye.
It’s no wonder that people are concerned about the virus and their ability to catch it. As countries relax lockdown rules the threat level actually increases. People are moving around more and this increases the risk of the disease spreading.
That’s why it’s essential to know how to clean and disinfect your surroundings, to ensure you can relax and feel safe there.
Get The Right Supplies
The first step is to contact a reputable company offering cleaning supplies Sydney, this will allow you to order hand soap, hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and even paper towels if you want them.
It’s important to order them from a reputable supplier to ensure that the cleaning supplies are free of COVID-19. There is little point cleaning yourself or your home if you’re spreading the virus every time you touch the soap bottle.
Ordering them allows them to be delivered to your door, minimizing the risk of infection being unwittingly transmitted.
Wash Your Hands
This has become standard advice and it will remain this way for the foreseeable future. The biggest risk of contracting COVID-19 is when you rub your hands against your face. In short, your hands can carry the virus but it needs to get into your body through your respiratory tract. Washing your hands regularly will prevent the bacteria from coming into contact with your work surfaces or your face.
Wash every time you enter the house, before and after you use the toilet, and if you’ve greeted neighbors or friends and had physical contact.
Don’t forget to moisturize your hands as well, soap will dry the skin out and cause it to crack, this increases the chance of infection getting into your body and can be painful.
One of the most important things you can do is disinfect your work surfaces. This is particularly important before preparing a meal. Disinfectant kills the virus, allowing you to safely prepare food. Cooking also kills the virus.
Disinfecting your work surfaces, floors, and any other part of your home that you can, will eliminate the virus in your home and greatly reduce the risk of you contracting it. Simply add disinfectant to some water and clean as you would normally. Do this for all surfaces at least once a day and on work surfaces before and after you use them.
Avoid Going Out
Lockdowns may be easing but the safest approach remains to stay at home whenever possible. This is the most effective way of preventing the virus from spreading and keeping your family safe. Being in public, especially crowded areas, increasing the likelihood of you carrying the virus and infecting the vulnerable people you know.