The importance of decontamination products to help control the spread of COVID-19

Posted on by Andrew Alty

two people dressed in protective clothing disinfecting an office space to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Over the last five months, the emergence of a new strain of the coronavirus—named COVID-19—has dominated the news as it is a global health concern. Latest figures show that there have been over 11,500,000 cases confirmed so far, with the vast majority of these being in the USA and Brazil. Here at worXmart, we wanted to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and so we have sourced a wide range of COVID-19 prevention items to help businesses to continue to trade safely.

Coronavirus is the name given to a large group of viruses that can cause severe infections in the respiratory tract in humans. The newest strain, COVID-19, usually infects people for between 2 to 10 days and is spread via droplets which are coughed or sneezed out, via contamination on the hands or via clothing.

Scientists working on the Coronavirus, have done a review of previous studies of the virus, such as the SARS-CoV virus in 2003, and they have found that human coronavirus, like COVID-19, can live on surfaces such as glass and metal for up to 9 days—something that we didn’t know before.

In fact, researchers at the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine at the Greifswald University Hospital in Germany found that the virus lives for 4 to 5 days on average—but this lifespan can be lengthened if the virus is subjected to low temperatures and air humidity.

One of the most important findings, however, was that the use of a surface disinfectant product can significantly reduce the efficiency of the virus, in as little as one minute exposure time.

Why is decontamination necessary?

Decontamination of the environment is one of the most important things you can do when it comes to infection prevention and control (IP&C), and it is normally achieved through a combination of cleaning and disinfection.

At worXmart we have two decontamination products that can help with your decontamination efforts, and they are the Zapptizer and the Disinfex Booth.

The Zapptizer

The Zapptizer is a revolutionary new product that will help you keep on top of your business’ sanitisation needs, without the need for you to pay for an external company to come in and clean for you.  It is much more practical than many other options for deep cleaning, as it allows for thorough disinfection of all of your business areas.

  • Sanitises between 500 - 600 square metres—destroying bacteria, germs and viruses
  • Simple to use, and sanitises large areas quickly
  • Nontoxic and effective with long-lasting residual action
  • A biocidal formula which is kind to skin and so should cause no issues with skin dryness or irritation

The Disinfex Booth

The Disinfex booth is a walkthrough booth which generates a dry fog of non-toxic disinfectant. This means your employees can walk through it, and any microbes that are on their clothing will be killed. It is suitable for permanent or temporary installation and can be easily transported by pallet and installed in a fairly quick time.

Although lockdown measures are easing, it is still very important that we all do what we can to contain the virus and prevent its spread. As we have shown, environmental decontamination plays a vital role in this, which is why we have sourced these decontamination products and made them available to you through worXmart. 

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