Procedures, actions and activities


Our environment has adapted to minimise the spread of coronavirus. Innovations in the field of sterilisers and disinfectants have been and will be coupled with other innovations for how to apply these sanitary materials to our homes, workplaces, transport means and leisure facilities. Ensuring and maintaining clean air supplies also plays a vital role in securing a safe environment for our daily routines.

Clean room technologies concern methods and equipment to contain e.g. fumes or vapours and safely process them,  e.g. through extractor hoods, as well as devices for preventing fouling (e.g. preventing the build-up of matter).

The air that we breathe is as essential to viral spread as it is to us. Providing and maintaining clean air plays a key role in the fight against coronavirus.

There are many different types of plastics, and some can be made in such a way as to have antiviral/antibacterial properties and/or to have coatings that act as a barrier against viruses, bacteria and other pathogenic organisms.

Disinfectants are often more effective when delivered as sprays, so that the aerosol droplets reach further and wider. Sprayers for disinfectants come in many sizes for different roles.

Depending on what needs to be cleaned, the processes for disinfecting will need to the tailored accordingly - from cleaning hands, to lavatories to vehicles.

Protecting medical practitioners is as important as protecting the patients they are treating - protection must work both ways. Doctors, surgeons and nurses use especially thorough cleaning practices.

Negative pressure ventilators (so-called "iron-lung", cuirass or tank ventilators) are usually non-invasive, so patients would not need to have their lungs intubated. The patients can remain conscious, take medication and nutrition by mouth and talk freely. Some versions can be used on a normal ward, keeping patients out of intensive care.

Cleaning or washing in a domestic environment is generally carried out using appliances such as vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and scrubbers or implements such as mops, dusters, cloths, pads and sponges. The following concept provides an overview of different types of washing and cleaning to avoid the spread of the virus.

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