What UK schools need to do to protect pupils and staff after lockdown
Reopening schools after a UK-wide imposed lockdown has been a source of concern for all involved – for pupils, parents and educators, keeping COVID-19 at bay is paramount.
As we move into our typical flu season, now more than ever it’s imperative that schools establish a rigorous cleaning and sanitising routine to keep pupils safe.
At the time of writing, 30 schools across the UK have been forced to close down again and 300 have sent pupils home after positive Coronavirus tests – so we must ask: were the previous safety measures enough?
Cleaning and re-cleaning surfaces and common touch-points is vital for keeping viruses at bay, but this rather monumental task requires planning, cooperation and effective products.
How Genesis Biosciences is helping schools improve safety
Dr. Emma Saunders, our General Manager – Europe, wrote for a recent article in Primary School Management Magazine that “establishing a thorough cleaning regime now is crucial for the safe return of pupils.”
At Genesis Biosciences, we are supporting education facilities in their quest to secure effective anti-viral products and incorporate them into their new cleansing schedule.
We have developed a unique anti-microbial, general purpose sanitiser that is proven to be effective against COVID-19 and is quat, chlorine and alcohol free, and have begun supplying primary schools across the UK.
Educational institutes are under huge pressure to ensure their facilities are protected against COVID-19 while also maintaining day-to-day cleanliness. While it is inevitable that schools need chemicals to perform certain cleaning tasks, not all cleaning jobs call for harsh chemical solutions and there can be wider environmental and health implications for both children and workers if institutes are unaware of the alternative cleaning solutions available.
We have seen a huge increase in demand for our new Evogen Professional anti-microbial and anti-viral sanitiser and have supplied product across the entirety of Europe since the beginning of March – but there is more to be done.
Schools across the world are trying hard not to disrupt more of pupils’ studies, but the stringent cleaning regimes and airtight safety measures this requires must be put into place – if not already – as soon as possible.
What is Sanitiser Concentrate?
Our dilutable Sanitiser can be used as a biocidal cleaner, degreaser and descaler for dual action cleaning and disinfection of all hard surfaces.
It has been independently tested and verified to provide proven protection against bacteria (including E. coli, P.aeruginosa, E. hirae, S. aureus) and enveloped viruses including all coronaviruses and SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19).
- Provides proven protection* against COVID-19
*When used in accordance with our recommended ‘directions for use’. Tested according to BS EN 1276 and EN 14476:2013 + A2:2019 Annex A using the latest Gold Standard COVID-19 Vaccinia testing.
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This article was originally published on our parent site, genesisbiosciences.co.uk.