Further to the information provided by the Public Health Services of the Ministry of Health, addressing business with regard to their obligations to limit the spread of coronavirus, the Ministry of Health, in the framework of re- examining the situation as developed so far, recommends that all businesses that are still operative in compliance with the Quarantine (Determination of Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19) related decrees, should organise and implement a disinfection procedure which shall be implemented after the end of every working day in all the premises that are visited by the public.
Cleaning options for all type of premises during the COVID-19 pandemic
When cleaning premises attended by the public, we recommend to change equipment between spaces attended by the public and spaces dedicated to the employees. The recommended disinfection procedures for all businesses attending the public are the following:
- Frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned as often as possible (at least daily and if possible more frequently). For example, doorknobs and door bars, chairs and armrests, tabletops, light switches, handrails, water taps, elevator buttons, etc.
- Use of a neutral detergent for the cleaning of surfaces in general premises should be sufficient.
- The cleaning of public toilets, bathroom sinks and sanitary facilities used by several people should be carefully performed. Consider the use of a disinfectant effective against viruses, such as 0.1% sodium hypochlorite, or other licensed viricidal products.
- Staff engaged in environmental cleaning should wear PPE when performing cleaning activities. The use of the usual set of PPE (e.g. uniform and gloves) is enough for the protection when cleaning general premises.
- The cleaning material should be properly cleaned (see Table 1) at the end of every cleaning section. ECDC TECHNICAL REPORT Disinfection of environments in healthcare and non-healthcare settings contaminated with SARS-CoV-2
- Hand hygiene should be performed each time PPE such as gloves are removed.
- Waste material produced during the cleaning should be placed in the unsorted garbage.
Learn more about the disinfection procedures for all businesses during the covid-19 pandemic in Cyprus, in the Original Post Link