SurfaceSafe | Coronavirus
We've been asked a lot of questions by our customers about the current COVID-19 Coronavirus that's sweeping the globe, and why our products are best suited for the fight against it. Here's the basics:
What is Corona Virus or COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a new virus that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a type of coronavirus. Previous corona viruses include SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), a close cousin of COVID-19 and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Symptoms include a fever (of at least 38°C), a cough and shortness of breath, however having these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19
How COVID-19 Spreads
Like the flu, COVID-19 can be transmitted from person to person. The scientific evidence confirms that COVID-19 is spread by droplets. When an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, they may generate droplets containing the virus. These droplets are too large to stay in the air for long, so they quickly settle on surrounding surfaces. People may get infected by the virus if they touch those surfaces or objects, and then touch their mouth, nose or eyes.
Protecting You And Your Family
Alcoholic sanitisers that contain over 60% alcohol (SurfaceSafe is 70%) are known to kill many types of viruses including MERS coronavirus, E coli, influenza, Hep A, HIV and more. Non-alcoholic sanitisers can reduce microbes but are less effective than alcohol. Cleaning hands and surfaces is another gold standard way to protect yourself from these viruses. Whilst most products are either a sanitiser or a cleaner, SurfaceSafe achieves both!