How to Appropriately Clean and Disinfect Against Coronavirus

How to Appropriately Clean and Disinfect Against Coronavirus


The recent spate of coronavirus around the world calls for enhanced deep cleaning service and disinfection of schools and office to protect school children and staff from catching coronavirus, norovirus, influenza, rhinovirus or any other common viruses. To help prevent the spread of COVID – 19, we are recommending that schools and offices carry out the following:


Disinfecting and Sanitising surfaces

Contact your cleaning services provider to see whether they have the scope to provide enhanced deep cleaning service. Enhanced deep cleaning is a lot more detailed and thorough than the normal deep cleaning service. It will help prevent the spread of coronavirus, norovirus, influenza, rhinovirus and other common viruses. Approved virucidal disinfectants will be used to wipe down and clean frequently touched surfaces and surfaces likely to harbour pathogens. Sanitisation Cleaning will include sanitising all touchpoints, surfaces such as door handles, push pads and telephones, tables, hard-backed chairs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, equipment, toilets, sinks, floors.


Use mostly disposable items when cleaning

Cleaners or anyone cleaning should use mostly disposable items such as mop heads, gloves and wipes when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. These items should be discarded after each cleaning and must not be used for other purposes. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfection products used


Encourage Staff and School Pupils to Wash Hands

Staff and School pupils should be encouraged to correctly wash hand with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. It is a known fact that hands are the front lines in the war against Covid-19. Like most respiratory viruses such as coronavirus, the flu, and the common cold, Covid-19 can be spread through human hands. Hands can easily pick up droplets that comprise of the virus which can then be easily passed onto our body by using to the hand touching our mouth or body. It is very important to clean hands after:


  • Coughing, sneezing or blowing one’s nose,
  • Before eating or preparing food
  • After using the restroom
  • After contact with animals or pets
  • Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g. an old person or a child)


Clean and disinfect correctly

It is important to clean and disinfect correctly by using approved coronavirus fighting products. According to Andrew Wheeler, U.S Environmental Protection Agency Administrator in a news release. “Using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing,” Here are some of the registered disinfectants on the EPA’s list:

  • Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
  • Clorox Commercial Solutions
  • Clorox Disinfecting Spray
  • Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaner + Bleach
  • Klercide 70/30
  • Lonza Formulation
  • Lysol Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner
  • Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist
  • Lysol Heavy-Duty Cleaner Disinfectant Concentrate
  • Oxycide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner
  • Peak Disinfectant Wipes
  • Peroxide Multi-Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant
  • Peroxide Disinfectant and Glass Cleaner
  • Purell Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes
  • Sani-Prime Germicidal Disposable Wipe
  • Sani-Prime Germicidal Spray
  • Cosa Oxonia Active
  • Microban 24 Hour Multi-Purpose Cleaner
  • Microban 24 Hour Bathroom Cleaner
  • Lemon Disinfectant
  • Cosa Oxonia Active
  • Clear Gear Sports Spray
  • Foster First Defense
  • Sani-Spritz Spray
  • Don-O-Mite
  • One-Step Disinfectant Cleaner
  • X-Ray Apron Cleaner Disinfectant
  • All-Purpose Virex
  • SaniZide Pro 1 Spray
  • Maxim GSC Germicidal Spray Cleaner
  • Bright Solutions Lemon Zip Disinfectant
  • Simple Green Clean Finish
  • TB Quat Disinfectant
  • Bioesque Solutions Botanical Disinfectant Solution
  • REScue Ready to Use One-Stop Disinfectant Cleaner & Deodorizer
  • Zep Spirit II
  • Zep Antibacterial Disinfectant & Cleaner
  • Zep Quick Clean Disinfectant
  • Stepan Spray Disinfectant Concentrate
  • Buckeye Sanicare Lemon Quat
  • 3M Quat Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrate
  • Symplicity Sanibet Multi-Range Sanitizer
  • Pine Quat
  • Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner
  • TruShot Disinfectant Cleaner for Hospitals
  • TruShot Disinfectant Cleaner Restroom Cleaner & Disinfectant
  • Formula 17750 Wintermint
  • Formula 17822 Deo-Clean Multi
  • Neutra-Tec 64


Please note the above list is not exhaustive but can be used as a guide to identifying similar products suitable for fighting COVID-19. To correctly fight coronavirus through effective cleaning, we will suggest using a professional cleaning company



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