Keeping social distancing screens clean
A relatively new feature of many workplaces are social distancing screens. Whether used at to protect checkout workers and retail staff and customers or to separate colleagues in offices, their use is now widespread.
As the purpose of these screens is to prevent the spread of virus as well as enabling people to see each other clearly, it’s important to keep these screens clean, hygienic and smear free. Here are some tips and products to help make that easier.
What kind of screens?
There are a wide variety of screens available, including hanging and freestanding screens as well as desktop dividers and portable, foldable screens which can be moved and stored easily. Some are transparent, some are frosted or fully opaque.
The key requirement for social distancing screens however is that they can be effectively cleaned at least once a day and designed with no hard to clean areas, but smooth surfaces and joins.
Perspex and acrylic screens are popular options. Glass screens are also used in some cases.
Cleaning equipment and tips
For Perspex and acrylic screens, it is important to use the right products.
Cleaning wipes or solutions with at least 70% alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, bleach, isopropyl alcohol or ethyl alcohol, or other acrylic approved disinfectants are advisable.
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You can also use appropriate disinfectants and solutions in sprays with microfibre cloths which are good for high shine, scratchable surfaces.
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AX ULTRA VIRUCIDAL/BACTERICIDAL DISINFECTANT, 750ML
AX Ultra is a proven virucidal/bactericidal disinfectant which is safe to use on all touch surfaces that are washable. It offers virucidal activity against all enveloped viruses including Coronavirus, Influenza and HIV and is certified to BSEN 1276 and BSEN 14476. Chlorine free.
Using well designed cleaning equipment, which incorporates microfiber cloths and well designed handles can also save your staff a huge amount of time and make it much easier to keep screens clean.
Our Vikan Easyshine Kit comes with a Flexible Mop Frame which is ideal for cleaning high gloss surfaces such as social distancing screens, and is designed to make it faster and easier to clean curved surfaces.