"COVID-19 is dramatically altering consumers' cleanliness expectations and companies' safety measures across all operations and locations. As a result, restoring consumer confidence in cleaning capabilities has become a priority."
- PwC Cleaning & Safety Support May 2020
Studies have found that SARS-CoV-2 can survive up to 2-9 days on plastic and stainless steal. In October 2020, the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detected living coronavirus on the outer packaging of frozen goods.
An object covered with virus particles that can be spread, deposited by an infected person is known as a fomite. We touch public surfaces and potential fomites all day. The practice of good hand hygiene to reduce risk of infection is critical, but recommended protocols are hard to stick to as we go about our daily business.
Companies and health authorities are implementing cleaning and decontamination protocols to protect health and safety of workers and the general public, but how do we know these measures are effective?
GreyScan® TVD-1 is a low cost, fast and simple to use test that will confirm the presence or absence of virus in places of work, leisure, food processing, travel and government.