We are aware of the need to review our workplace cleaning regime due to Covid-19. What are the requirements for cleaning if a person with suspected Covid-19 has been sent home from work?

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We are aware of the need to review our workplace cleaning regime due to Covid-19. What are the requirements for cleaning if a person with suspected Covid-19 has been sent home from work?

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Keeping the workplace clean is a key risk mitigation factor in preventing the spread of Covid-19. Increased frequency of cleaning reduces the presence of the virus and the risk of contact. Surfaces and belongings can be contaminated with Covid-19 when people who are infectious cough or sneeze nearby or touch them.

Good practice produced by the British Standards Institution recommends that organisations should “establish and communicate processes to manage suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19”.

It further states that as part of this, organisations should “ensure the areas the affected person has been in are either isolated or cleaned immediately”.

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