How to Choose a Virucidal Spray
What Virucidal Spray should I be using?
Quoted from: The Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK Cleaning Protocols for Self-Catering Properties and Short-Term Lets in the Context of Covid-19.
These cleaning protocols have been prepared for self-catering and short-term let properties by the Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK, the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caterers (ASSC) and Premier Cottages Ltd. The work was also supported and received input from the Tourism Alliance, The Wales Tourism Alliance, The Scottish Tourism Alliance and the Wales Association of Self-Catering Operators. Endorsed by Scottish Government.
● A virucidal disinfectant is any physical or chemical agent that deactivates or destroys viruses. Virucidal spray is a very common and cheap method to clean all hard surfaces and high touch points (light switches and door handles) and can easily be implemented by anyone. You just need to check that your spray works on enveloped viruses to be effective against Coronavirus and ensure that it has the appropriate dwell time (leave it to air dry). Some products need diluting so you need to make sure you get the concentrations correct. This method is the best for frequent cleaning and for hard surfaces. It’s not so effective on soft furnishings and it also requires you to cover all surfaces manually. Virucidal sprays with EN14675 or EN14476 are tested on similar viruses but haven’t yet been tested on SARS-CoV-2. EN14476:2013+A2:2019 are products that have been tested on and found to be effective on SARS-CoV-2.
● Sodium hypochlorite is a solid white powder, but is more commonly used dissolved in water. Solutions of sodium hypochlorite are commonly referred to as bleach, although household bleach also contains small amounts of several other compounds, including sodium hydroxide and calcium hypochlorite. These products can be purchased online.
Example of EN14476 Virucidal Spray: