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20 Jul

Dissecting ‘Freedom Day’: How will cleaning standards change?

When it comes to cleaning and hygiene, will yesterday’s ‘Freedom Day’ see any changes to government guidelines on stringent cleaning protocols?

While certain businesses are being allowed to re-open fully (in particular, those that primarily operate in the night-time economy, like nightclubs and theatres) there are still rules and regulations in place that may see a more thorough approach to cleanliness is still being undertaken!

CL Floor Care examines some of these below, and how these new rules will undoubtedly impact cleaning practices:

–     The re-opening of nightclubs and other nighttime economy venues. Huzzah and hurrah! Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie, as the long-awaiting re-opening of nightclubs is finally upon us, with some venues having re-opened from 12 am on Monday 19th July. But with no social distancing guidelines in place and no capacity limits, such venues will need to rigorously clean high traffic areas to ensure minimal business disruption from COVID-19 transmission.

–     The work from home guidance ‘no longer being necessary’. While ministers have called for clinically vulnerable people to be allowed to continue to work from home, many workers have been encouraged to work from the office from yesterday. An increase in office foot traffic will mean that touchpoints such as light switches, door handles and appliance handles will need to be cleaned more regularly.

–     The re-opening of high-capacity outdoor entertainment businesses, such as gigs and festivals. While outdoor meetings are inherently less risky than meeting indoors, due to COVID being less transmissible, large gatherings of people in any venue will leave a higher volume of rubbish. Such rubbish should be disposed of by operatives with the correct cleaning equipment and personal protective wear.

–     Face masks will no longer be mandatory in some settings. While many transport operators, supermarkets and hospitality businesses are advising continued use of face coverings, government rules suggest that they will no longer be a legal requirement (unless exempt). In support of maintaining cleanliness standards, businesses may want to consider installing plastic transparent screens where staff could interact with members of the public.

CL Floor Care has been committed to assisting individuals and organisations uphold their cleaning standards throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so beyond. We have a wide variety of cleaning machines that are optimised to clean the floors of businesses that are today now able to operate more freely (or indeed at all!). These include the SC351 and SC430 Pedestrian Scrubber Dryers and the Micro Ride-on SC2000, all suitable for cleaning dance floors, corridors, hallways, and other hard floor surfaces.

Contact CL Floor Care today for a quote on the hire or purchase of your next floor cleaning machine.

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