Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Principles for COVID-19

So how can Connect Cleaning Group help?

Regular Cleaning

Connect Cleaning Group provides cleaning to a wide range of businesses throughout Newcastle and the Hunter. Whether cleaning is required one day a week or 7 we are able to assist. With the current requirement to try the control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Connect Cleaning can offer cleaning that focuses on those hot touch points such as doors, switches, and hard surfaces.

Terminal cleaning

Terminal cleaning is a complete and enhanced cleaning procedure that decontaminates an area following a patient with an infectious/communicable disease, sometimes also referred to as an ‘infectious clean’. Terminal cleaning requires both thorough cleaning and disinfection for environmental decontamination.

Cleaning should be followed by or combined with a disinfectant process (see 2-step clean and 2-in-1 step clean below).

Ensure room is prepared prior to cleaning, remove equipment and infected patient used items.

  • Wear PPE – surgical mask, protective eyewear and gloves
  • Damp dust all surfaces, furniture and fittings
  • Clean windows, sills and frames
  • Clean all surfaces 
  • Mop floor
  • Remove PPE and perform hand hygiene
  • Clean all cleaning equipment and return it to the cleaners’ room or storage area, discard any waste
  • Perform hand hygiene

2-step clean

Physical cleaning with detergent followed by disinfection with a TGA-listed hospital-grade disinfectant with activity against viruses (according to label/product information) or a chlorine based product such as sodium hypochlorite.

2-in-1 clean

A physical clean using a combined detergent and TGA-listed hospital-grade disinfectant with activity against viruses (according to label/product information) or a chlorine-based product such as sodium hypochlorite, where indicated for use i.e. a combined detergent/disinfectant wipe or solution.

Connect Cleaning only uses Commercial Grade disinfectant when cleaning and uses Antiviral activity cleaning chemical when conducting its Clinical / Terminal Cleans. Connect Cleaning follows all guidelines as provided by the Department of Health.

What can you do in your workplace?

When the virus is on hard surfaces, it survives about 12 hours, therefore when hard surfaces such as doors, appliances, railings, etc. are touched, hands should be washed thoroughly and/or disinfected with alcoholic gel. The virus can live nested in clothes and tissues between 6 and 12 hours. Common detergents can kill it. Things that cannot be washed should be exposed to the Sun and the virus will die. The transmission of the virus usually occurs by direct infection, touching fabrics, tissues or materials on which the virus is present. Washing your hands is essential. The virus survives on our hands for only about 10 minutes. In that time many things can happen, rubbing the eyes, touching the nose or lips. This allows the virus to enter your throat. Therefore, for your good and the good of all, wash your hands very often and disinfect them.

Disinfect things touched often: mobile phone, keyboard, mouse, car steering wheel, door handles, etc ....

Contact us for further information or if you require additional cleaning measures, terminal cleaning, or any cleaning supplies or products.

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