As lock-down eases, most people are now returning to work and socialising outside of their household.
There are several steps you can take, particularly when working or meeting indoors, to reduce the risk of infection for yourself and others.
How Covid-19 spreads
- By direct contact with an infected person.
- When infected respiratory droplets from a cough, a sneeze, talking, laughing, singing, or breathing fall to surfaces that are then touched by another person.
- When smaller infected droplets, called aerosols, stay suspended in the air for several minutes and are inhaled or ingested by others.
How to prevent the spread at work
- Improve sanitisation— door handles, buttons, desks, phones, coffee machines — is obviously vital.
- Maintain at least 1m distance between your colleagues and where possible communicate and meet side by side rather than face to face.
- Use your own cutlery and cups during breaks, do not share any drinks or food with others.
- If there’s an exhaust fan, leave it running when you leave the bathroom. Don’t go into the bathroom right after someone else.
- And, of course, wash your hands properly and often. Use sanitiser where water and soap are not available.
It is important to remember that not all bestselling or household name hand sanitisers include the required ingredients for protection against bacteria and viruses.
How to prevent the spread when socialising
- Maintain social distancing.
- Where possible, meet outdoors.
- Regularly sanitise your hands and avoid touching others belongings.
- Minimise the number of households you meet with.
- Avoid busy locations and sharing transportation such as car journeys.
The WHO also advise to avoid close contact with anyone with cold-like or flu-like symptoms, and to cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a closed elbow to help stop the spread of germs to others.
Why carrying hand sanitiser is important
Good hand hygiene is one way to reduce the risk of Coronavirus (Covid-19).
The latest advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) is to wash your hands with soap and water or to use an alcohol-based hand gel, like ours.
Health experts including NHS, Public Health England and World Health Organisation all agree that to be effective, a hand sanitiser needs at least 60% alcohol content.
Our Zeus Laboratories Sanitising Hand Gel exceeds this recommendation with 70% alcohol content.
By purchasing a pack of our sanitising gels, you can ensure there is always one handy whether you are nipping to the shops, walking the dog, taking in a parcel or having a coffee with friends.