The Government of Australia is working with health services, agencies, and businesses to keep the Victorian community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent research evaluated the survival of the COVID-19 virus on different surfaces and reported that the virus can remain viable for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel, up to four hours on copper, and up to 24 hours on cardboard. This research was conducted under laboratory conditions and should be interpreted with caution in the real-life environment. Dolphy provides a variety of COVID-19 sanitation and deep cleaning products to help businesses and organizations to safely clean, sanitize and disinfect surfaces and high touch points.

High touch points in communal spaces such as kitchens and staffrooms, are at a high risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus amongst co-workers. This is an area where staff will take off their masks and network with their colleagues. This poses a higher risk of potentially infective respiratory droplets/aerosols landing on a surface and staff transmission via unwashed hands.

For COVID-19 it is not recommended to apply or spray disinfectants via fogging or fumigation as one study has indicated that fumigation as a primary disinfection. Strategy is ineffective in removing contaminants outside of direct spray zones.

Always follow standard practices and appropriate regulations specific to your type of facility for minimum standards for cleaning and disinfection. Additionally, this guidance only applies to cleaning and disinfection practices to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Another important space will be the bathroom. Studies have identified that virus can be excreted via faecal route. When toilet lids are not closed on flushing, toilet water is aerosolised and can land on high touch surfaces. This provides a potential opportunity for transmission via unwashed hands. Dolphy delivers commercial cleaning and disinfectant solutions, accessories and products such as, the Automatic Sanitizer and Soap dispensers and disinfectant Aerosol Dispensers that can help ensure that everyone will
help minimize the spread of the virus and maintain safe hygiene standards.

Having a twice-daily cleaning log in place and evidence that it has been implemented could reduce the level and type of COVID-19 deep cleaning you may need to undertake in response to a workplace exposure to a confirmed COVID person.

Minimally touch surfaces are those that are touched less often for example, glass windows, ceilings, curtains, or floors will not be required to be cleaned more frequently unless there is an identified infection transmission risk, or a risk factor identified by the Department of Health as being a potential transmission risk.

Dolphy recognizes the threat of COVID-19 and strives to provide our community with several better and improved hygiene products which are deemed to keep you and our environment safe and hygienic.
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