Where to use Hydrus

Schools and nurseries 

Hydrus can be used on all surfaces within school and nursery settings. The use of Hydrus enables swift, effective and thorough disinfection eliminating a number of potentially dangerous pathogens in schools and nurseries.

Practices should include daily disinfection of surfaces that children are touching more regularly than normal, including toys, books, desks, chairs, doors, sinks, toilets, light switches, bannisters, etc. Hydrus is a perfect solution for all. Hydrus can be used in sprayers, fogging machines and wipes to ensure quick and effective disinfection within school and nursery environments.  

Hygiene In Schools And Nurseries

Correct and thorough hygiene practices are important in all walks of life, buy they become heightened when it comes to managing schools and nurseries. Schools and nurseries are highly susceptible to infections and illnesses, more so than at home, and the vulnerability of children means that nurseries need extra care.

Proper hygiene control affects everyone at a school and nursery, not just infants but young adults, teachers and staff. Parents who want their children to be safe. Staff who wish the best for the children and want to stay healthy themselves. The children of course, and the childcare providers who have a moral and legal duty to safeguard children/students from infections and illnesses.

  • Direct contact – Some germs spread through close direct contact with an infected person or animal, or by contact with their blood or other body fluids.
  • Vertical transmission – Some germs can spread from an infected mother to her baby during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding.
  • Self-infection – Germs may spread (through contact) from one part of the body to another, (e.g. bladder infections occur when bacteria that normally live in the gut transfer to the urinary tract).
  • Inhalation – Some germs spread by inhaling respiratory droplets that people produce when they talk, cough or sneeze.
  • Germs carried in large droplets fall to the ground within a metre of the infected person (e.g. the chickenpox virus) but other germs can travel further in tiny airborne particles (e.g. flu viruses). Some germs can also spread through the air on skin scales shed from our bodies.
  • Consumption – Gastrointestinal infections (tummy upsets) can arise from consuming contaminated food or water, or when germs are carried to the mouth on unwashed hands (the faecal-oral route).
  • Indirect contact – Infections can spread by touching a surface contaminated with germs (e.g. from blood, faeces, respiratory secretions, raw food or skin scales) and then touching the eyes, nose, mouth or a wound. The surfaces commonly involved are hand and food-contact surfaces, and cleaning utensils. Although germs will eventually die on a dry surface, many species can survive on surfaces long enough to pose a risk of infection (e.g. flu viruses can survive on hard surfaces for up to 3 days).
  • Vehicles and vectors – Some animals act as vehicles of infection (e.g. flies and rodents can deposit germs in our food). Others act as vectors (e.g. ticks or mosquitoes) which spread infections by biting us.

Another purpose of promoting good hygiene is to educate children, students and staff on efficient hygiene practices. Whilst this may start in the home, it continues into the nursery, school and beyond.

Here at Hydrus we recommend our ready to use formula for best application methods when disinfecting in nurseries, schools and educational facilities. Our ready to use formula requires no dilution creating quick and efficient disinfection application. Our ready to use formula comes in a variety of products; 100ml handy bottles, 750ml multioption spray bottles, 5ltr, 25ltr and handy large sized wipes.