THE KEY TO DEALING WITH COVID-19 OR CORONAVIRUS

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A CLEAN AND SANITARY WORKSPACE IS YOUR BEST WEAPON AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

Hello everyone and welcome back to our blog. In today’s article, we’ll talk about the COVID-19 situation and give you a couple of tips on minimising the potential threats to your company.

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During our talks and presentations, we often point to the importance of maintaining a clean, tidy and hygienic space. Sadly, we find that, more often than not, our words fall on deaf ears. Of course, keeping your office, storefront or client meeting areas clean is valuable from a business image standpoint — no business owner can dispute that (even though some have tried). But there is a much more important factor, yet often overlooked factor at play here — the health and wellbeing of your employees. Currently, workplace hygiene should be the number one concern of any business owner, looking to protect their company from COVID-19.

WHAT ARE CORONAVIRUSES?

However, experts warn that, while most people that get infected with COVID-19 make a swift recovery, some individuals may experience severe symptoms. As of the time of writing this article, the virus seems to have the worst impact on the elderly, as well as those with an already weakened immune system.

HOW THE CORONAVIRUS SPREADS?

WHO IS AT RISK?

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HOW TO PREVENT COVID-19 FROM SPREADING IN YOUR WORKPLACE?

BONUS TIPS

Here are a couple of inexpensive, yet surprisingly effective techniques that you can utilise to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in your office:

  • Ensure that the entire workplace is kept hygienic at all times
  • Disinfect all surface regularly
  • Promote employee hygiene
  • Communicate the need of respiratory hygiene and frequent hand-washing
  • Ensure that your premises are adequately equipped with hand sanitisers, soap, tissues, face masks and disinfectant
  • Actively encourage people to utilise their sick leave and seek medical assistance in case of contamination
  • Work with the local authorities in spreading awareness, and, if possible, put up posters and other materials that will educate your clients and employees on the matter.

STAYING SAFE DURING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

  • Seek information from your local health authorities prior to the event or meeting
  • Ensure that the entire premises are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before the event takes place
  • Prepare an adequate supply of hand sanitisers, soap, tissues, disinfectant and surgical masks
  • Encourage your participants to practice personal and respiratory hygiene
  • Provide the participants with a quick briefing on the situation, familiarise them with the measurements that you have prepared and ensure that everyone knows where to get the needed supplies
  • Try to provide participants with ample personal space

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN TRAVELLING

  • Learn as much as possible about your destination and the local situation before leaving
  • Assess the possible risks and brief your associates
  • Prepare an ample supply of sanitary goods and necessities — sanitisers, tissues, masks, and so on.

WHILE TRAVELLING:

  • Practice exceptional personal and respiratory hygiene
  • Keep yourself up-to-date on the local situation and be ready to comply with the authorities, should the need arise.

AFTER RETURNING

  • If you notice any symptoms, immediately contact your local health authorities and follow their instructions

IN CLOSING

  • Impeccable hygiene is crucial — this one is not debatable. Even if your friends, family or employees would generally leave something to be desired in the hygiene department, now is the worst time to indulge them. Encourage the people around you to practise better hygiene and who knows, maybe by the end of this, they’ll thank you for it!
  • Remind your employees to wash their hands — not that anyone should need to be reminded of this, but a little caution can go a long way.
  • People shouldn’t be coughing or sneezing in the open — if masks or other precautions are unavailable, one can always use their hands or elbows.
  • Personal space — for the duration of the outbreak, it’s advisable to keep your distance from others. Respecting personal space and all that comes to mind.
  • Listen to the experts — whatever you may hear or read online, it should never, ever take precedent over the advice, provided by licensed professionals. In times of crisis, paying attention to, and cooperating with the local health authorities is crucial.

And this concludes our summary of COVID-19. Hopefully, you found this article useful, and it has helped you understand the situation better. If you happen to have any questions about COVID-19, or if you’ve got some information, tips or tricks of your own to share, please do not hesitate to let us know in the comments below. Additionally, if you liked this post, we’ll (not-so) humbly ask you to give it a thumbs up on social media and share it with your friends. Sharing is caring, after all!

We’d also like to remind you that neither we, as a company, nor our writing team, are licensed medical professionals, so always listen to your doctor first, and only use our advice as supplementation. If you’d like to learn more about FastKlean, our vision, or our services, please head on over to our Services page. Alternatively, you can also quickly and easily get in touch with our customer support team with any specific questions or queries.

Thank you for reading, and we’ll see you all next time!

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