Principle cleaning and disinfection process for Covid-19

Posted January 28, 2022 by ecoservecleaning

This information explains how to properly clean rooms in non-health accommodations and residences where people have been in isolation after contracting COVID-19.
This information explains how to properly clean rooms in non-health accommodations and residences where people have been in isolation after contracting COVID-19 or have been quarantined due to a possible exposure to an infected person. This does not include quarantine accommodations in hotels.

The fundamentals

• COVID-19 is spread by respiratory secretions produced by infected patients coughing and sneezing. People in close proximity to the droplets may become infected. The aerosols can also taint surfaces, allowing the infection to spread to other persons.

• Under some conditions, the COVID-19 virus can survive for several days on some surfaces, such as stainless steel and plastic. The length of time the virus lives in the environment is affected by sunlight, humidity, and temperature.

• Cleaning with a neutral detergent and disinfectant is an easy way to kill the virus (see Cleaning products section below).

Decontamination Cleaning

• When a person is in isolation or quarantine, cleaners should not enter the room to clean it.

• Cleaning staff should wait at least 60 minutes after the individual in isolation or quarantine has left the room before entering for cleaning. This ensures that any droplets have sunk to the bottom.

• When possible, open windows, curtains, and doors to balconies when cleaning.

• Remote controls, air conditioning controls, light switches, door handles, and drawer/cupboard handles, among other commonly handled things in the accommodation or household, should be properly and often (at least daily) cleaned using a manual swiping movement from the top down.

• Vacuum all soft furnishings, including sofas, chairs, and bedheads. Steam cleaning should be utilized if more intense cleaning is necessary.

• Unless they can be cleaned, all consumables, such as unsealed toilet paper or tissue boxes, should be discarded.

• Before using the space again, it should be left to air dry.

• When handling used linen, linen cleaners should always exercise caution and wear personal protective equipment (PPE) – read the section below on PPE for cleaners. Linen does not require particular care, although it should be washed at the highest temperature feasible.

Cleaning supplies

Cleaning solid objects should be done using one of the following methods: a two-step cleaning and sanitizing procedure:

• Wash with a soap first, then sanitize with a disinfectant approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for COVID-19 or a 1:1,000PPM sodium hypochlorite solution.

• a two-in-one cleaning and disinfecting procedure: employ a product that cleans and disinfects at the same time. If used according to the manufacturer's directions, any hospital-grade TGA-listed disinfectant with specific claims against COVID-19 is appropriate.

• Daily disinfectant solutions should be created, and gloves should be worn when handling and creating them.

• Before reusing cleaning equipment, such as mopping heads and cloths, they should be washed in hot water and well dried. Cleaning buckets should be emptied and thoroughly cleaned with a fresh batch of cleaning and/or disinfection solution before being reused.

Chlorine solutions making

The main ingredient (sodium hypochlorite) in chlorine bleach comes in a variety of strengths, and this information is generally mentioned as available chlorine on the product label.

Cleaning personnel require personal protection.

The following personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn by cleaners:

• Mask for the face
• Eye protection is essential (goggles)
• Gloves that are only used once
• To avoid clothing contamination, use a disposable plastic apron.
• The goal of personal protective equipment (PPE) is to reduce direct interaction with surfaces when cleaning and to protect the eyes, nose, and mouth from splashes and dust generated as well as any toxins used in the cleaning procedure.

Tips on how to use personal protective equipment (PPE) safely and effectively:

• Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Don't replace your face mask or eye protection once you've entered the guest room, and don't touch your face.
• Your mask should either be totally on or completely off, and it should not droop from your neck. Make sure your mask protects both your nostrils at all times.
• Ensure that disposable PPE is placed in a single-use bag, tied securely, and disposed of in the general waste as soon as possible after use.
• When removing PPE, be cautious because the outside may be infected:
• To begin, peel back your gloves and make sure the exterior of the gloves does not come into contact with anything.
• Hard floor cleaning in London should be practiced.
• Hands should be washed or sanitized.
• Next, take off your apron, making sure you don't contact the front of it with your hands.
• Hands should be washed or sanitized.
• Remove your eye protection (goggles), wipe it down with a 2-in-1 detergent/disinfectant wipe, toss the wipe in the trash, and store your eye protection (goggles) in a clean location to take with you.
• Hands should be washed or sanitized. Detach your face mask and throw it away in the trash.
• Hands should be washed or sanitized.

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Last Updated January 28, 2022