We are thrilled to see that lockdown measures are continuing to loosen, with the restrictions lifting for non-essential retail, personal care, and outside dining. However, reopening your business after a period of closure will require some extra checks to ensure you have taken all reasonably practicable measures to lower the risk of COVID transmission.
Putting in place infection control measures not only helps to minimise the threat, but also instils customer confidence, at a time when many are still nervous about contracting coronavirus. So to help businesses restart safely this April, here are our top tips to keep establishments clean and COVID secure.
- Carry-out a full site risk assessment to determine if a thorough clean or a professional deep clean is required. Check out our new ‘Deep Cleaning’ Task Card which outlines best practice in highly visual, bite-sized guidance.
- Make sure staff are fit for work. As well as being symptom-free, they should wear clean work clothes and don the appropriate PPE. You will find a wide selection including masks, gloves, and visors in our Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies Catalogue.
- Catering businesses should check that food preparation areas are clean and disinfected. This includes work surfaces, equipment, and utensils. The frequency of cleaning and disinfection should be increased too, paying particular attention to shared equipment and high touch areas. Consider switching your usual cleaning products to Jangro’s Antiviral disinfectant, which has been proven to kill coronavirus.
- Check you have a plentiful supply of hand washing and sanitising products for both customers and staff to use.
- Review social distancing measures and employ signage, such as floor markers, to indicate the necessary spacing between people.
- Ensure any changes are communicated clearly to employees and provide appropriate training. Our award-winning training platform, the Jangro LMS, has a range of helpful modules and task cards, including Kitchen Hygiene, Colour Coding and Infection Control, and Deep Cleaning, to help ensure best practice is achieved.
Finally, make sure you are up to date with the latest government guidance for your sector.