The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently altered how we will live our lives.

Hydrus kills Coronavirus
Successfully tested against Corona virus EN14476:2013 + A1:2019

Awareness of emerging pathogens, awareness of proper hygiene, awareness of how we move amongst each other, is the new reality.             

Everything is impacted – medical facilities, public transport, schools, office buildings, entertainment venues – but the chemicals we choose to combat the viruses can have dangers of their own.

Conventional disinfectants pose known health risks, from skin corrosion, to rashes, eye damage and toxicity. Evidence is pointing to endocrine disruption (reproductive health), chronic respiratory conditions and other alarming consequences.  

Furthermore, recent decades have seen heightened focus on environmental responsibility and alarm over the hazardous consequences of too many chemicals leaving residues, or lingering in water, air and soil. And all during this unprecedented time of a global crisis that demands responses. 

For the sake of people, property and planet, as we face this current enemy and future emerging pathogens, better, safer solutions are needed.

A FEW TIPS ON HOW TO CLEAN AND DISINFECT

1. Develop Your Plan
DETERMINE WHAT NEEDS TO BE CLEANED.

Areas unoccupied for 7 or more days need only routine cleaning. Maintain existing cleaning practices for outdoor areas.

DETERMINE HOW AREAS WILL BE DISINFECTED.

Consider the type of surface and how often the surface is touched. Prioritize disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

CONSIDER THE RESOURCES AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED.

Keep in mind the availability of cleaning products and personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for cleaners and disinfectants. When choosing Hydrus, just note, that Hydrus is safe on skin, noncorrosive and PPE is not a mandatory requirement. But, we always recommend your business COSHH guidelines. 

2. Implement
CLEAN VISIBLY DIRTY SURFACES WITH SOAP AND WATER prior to disinfection.
USE THE APPROPRIATE CLEANING OR DISINFECTANT PRODUCT.

Use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved disinfectant against COVID-19 and read the label to make sure it meets your needs.

ALWAYS FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE LABEL.

The label will include safety information and application instructions. Keep disinfectants out of the reach of children.

3. Maintain and Revise
CONTINUE ROUTINE CLEANING AND DISINFECTION.

Continue or revise your plan based on appropriate disinfectant and PPE availability. Dirty surfaces should be cleaned with soap and water prior to disinfection. Routinely disinfect frequently touched surfaces at least daily.

CLEAN

MAINTAIN SAFE PRACTICES such as frequent handwashing, wearing masks, and staying home if you are sick.

CONTINUE PRACTICES THAT REDUCE THE POTENTIAL FOR EXPOSURE.

Maintain social distancing, staying six feet away from others. Reduce sharing of common spaces and frequently touched objects.

Clean any dirty surfaces using soap and water first, then use disinfectant.

Cleaning with soap and water reduces the number of germs, dirt, and impurities on the surface. Disinfecting kills any remaining germs on surfaces, which further reduces any risk of spreading infection.

Practice routine cleaning and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces.

More frequent cleaning and disinfection may be required based on level of use.

Surfaces and objects in public places, such as shopping carts, point of sale keypads, pens, counters, vending machines, and ATMs should be cleaned and disinfected before each use or as much as possible.

Other high touch surfaces include: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks.

DISINFECT

Follow the instructions on the HYDRUS label to ensure safe and effective use of the product.

Keeping surface wet with disinfectant for a period of time (see product label).

DIRECTIONS FOR USE (in brief, please refer to SDS for specific application methods. This can be requested via sales.support@hydrusgroup.co.uk)

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Gross filth, blood, bodily fluids and any organic matter must be cleaned thoroughly from surfaces and other objects before applying this product.

Ensure the working area is properly ventilated

If using a 5/25ltr or even IBC (1000ltr) container of your Hydrus ready to use formula; decant into a smaller vessel for ease of application to surfaces and skin. NO dilution is needed with our ready to use formula, eliminating any confusing information from traditional disinfectants and bleaches with dilution instructions. 

To use; Spray liquid liberally on surface so it remains visibly wet, allow to air dry and wipe any remaining residue with a dry cloth. It is so important to leave the liquid for its required contact time, with Hydrus 2 minuets is ample for killing a multitude of pathogens. 

On surfaces and delicate fabrics, ALWAYS test a small area first. 

When handling items soiled with blood or bodily fluids, use disposable gloves, gowns, masks and eye protection according to individual COSHH requirements.

Additional points on COVID-19 disinfection practices

Electronics

For electronics, such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, remote controls, and ATM machines. Consider putting a wipeable cover on electronics, which make cleaning and disinfecting easier.

Follow manufacturer instructions and recommendations for cleaning the electronic item (found on the reverse label of all Hydrus products)

For electronic surfaces that can be cleaned or disinfected, Hydrus recommends using Hydrus wipes. Wipe surface with Hydrus wipe, leave to air dry and remove any remains reside Wirth a clean, dry cloth.

Cleaning and disinfecting outdoor areas

Outdoor areas generally only require normal routine cleaning.Spraying disinfectants in outdoor areas, such as sidewalks, roads, and groundcover, is not an efficient use of supplies and is not proven to reduce risk of COVID-19.

High touch surfaces made of plastic or metal, such as grab bars, play structures, and railings should be cleaned routinely. The targeted use of disinfectants can be done effectively, efficiently, and safely on outdoor hard surfaces and objects frequently touched by multiple people; make sure disinfectant has thoroughly dried before allowing children to play.

Cleaning and disinfection of wooden surfaces (wood play structures, benches, tables) or groundcovers (mulch, sand) is not recommended, as the material is difficult to clean.

Cleaning and disinfecting your building or facility when someone is sick or has a COVID-19 diagnosis

Close off areas used by the person who is sick.

Open outside doors and windows and use fans or other engineering controls to increase air circulation in the area. Wait 24 hours before you clean or disinfect. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible. 

Clean and disinfect the immediate workspace used by the person who is sick or diagnosed with COVID-19, such as the surfaces in their office or cubicle.

Do not vacuum a room or space that has people in it. 

Wait until the room or space is empty to vacuum, such as at night, for common spaces, or during the day for private rooms.

Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect. For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floors or rugs, clean the surface with detergents or cleaners appropriate for use on these surfaces, according to the textile’s label. 

After cleaning, disinfect with Hydrus ready to use. Soft and porous materials, like carpet, are generally not as easy to disinfect as hard and non-porous surfaces. 

Follow the disinfectant safety instructions, and ALWAYS test a small area first Allow sufficient drying time if vacuum is not intended for wet surfaces.

Once area has been appropriately disinfected, it can be opened for use.

Additional considerations for employers

Educate workers performing cleaning, laundry, and trash pick-up to recognize the symptoms of COVID-19.

Develop policies for worker protection and provide training to all cleaning staff on site prior to providing cleaning tasks.