The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many countries to re-evaluate their healthcare systems, but individual persons, families, and companies also are reconsidering their hygiene methods. You may count yourself among the people who worry about your home, your transport and your place of work, and whether your sanitary measures can eradicate the virus. What then can you do to fight the pandemic? Sometimes all you need is a cleaning system that suits any kind of area.
Focus on Communal Areas
Social distancing measures in public spaces is a requirement, but you could also do it in the communal areas of your home and office. You could also do it in your vehicle. Make sure to place throw pillows on couches to remind your family to sit a meter apart, and provide cleaning gels and antibacterial wipes within reach. When riding in a car, make sure to leave the front passenger seat free. You should also have your car washed and cleaned so the air conditioning and the engine will be in top condition.
When going to a public space, make sure not to use your hands to open doors. If you are going to use an ATM, it’s best to spray the panel with a sanitizer before you use it.
Clean the Vents
You could also improve the indoor air quality of your home or workplace. If you are not confident ding it yourself, you could hire an air duct cleaning service to make sure that the building’s ventilation system is clear of any debris and dust. Pollutants may have clogged up the vents and cleaning them out ensures that everyone is breathing fresh air. Additionally, COVID-19 is spread through the air, so ensuring that your air ventilation system is sanitary could make anyone feel safe and protected.
Create a Handwashing Routine
It’s best to create a routine for everyone at home and work to prevent the spread of the virus. You could provide a hand sanitizer to anyone who enters your home or office, but at home, you could ask family members to wash their hands when they arrive and immediately change their clothes and put them in the washer.
You could also place antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizers in your car, and use a disinfectant to spray the wheel and the dashboard, especially if you visited a public space. Home appliances such as TV remote controls, game consoles, and even doorknobs should be wiped clean.
Require Protective Equipment
If you meet people from different areas and follow social distancing measures, you might think it’s enough to prevent the spread of the virus. But you need to wear protective gear such as face masks and face shields to protect others if there is a possibility that you are an asymptomatic carrier of the virus.
COVID-19 is a worldwide threat that affects everyone, whether they are following lockdown restrictions, working at the forefront or even as a parent or a student who is affected by the global lockdown. But there are things you can do to lessen the impact on you, your family, your co-workers, and the community.