Should new cleaning procedures be implemented?
Scientists found that COVID-19 was detectable in aerosols from people talking, coughing, and sneezing with the virus lasting four hours on copper, up to 24-hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.
Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is the best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19. We recommend that committees should increase the number, length, and areas that get cleaned, especially in areas that are frequently touched, such as door handles.
If you have contracted cleaners, ask to see their Safe Work Method Statement and talk to them about their COID-19 management strategy, so you know they are taking the right measures.