COVID-19 Clothing and Workwear
What do you need to know about COVID-19 & Staff workwear?
Following the ongoing updates relating to the COVID-19 or coronervirus, for us all to action vigilance around cleanliness in the workplace, cross contamination and more over prevent the spread of viruses, namely COVID-19, as a clothing company we wanted our customers to be informed relating to the information surrounding workwear and staff uniform.
Your team are aware of the importance of washing hands, and/or sanitizing between patients or clients, entering into a building or room. Even opting to sneeze or cough into their elbow ‘to stop any potential spread’. However, the clothing that they are wearing maybe harbouring and or carrying germs.
The NHS says:
‘How to stop clothes spreading germs
Normal washing of clothes will reduce the risk of germs being transmitted. In certain situations clothes should be washed at higher than normal temperatures and with a bleach-based product to minimise the transmission risk as much as possible.
Washing high-risk items
If the items you are washing are likely to cause illness (high risk), they should be washed at 60C with a bleach-based product. Items are likely to cause illness if you have someone in your home who has an infectious illness. The following items are also high risk:
- clothes soiled with vomit or poo (including reusable nappies)
- sports clothes
- cloths used in food preparation
- healthcare workers’ uniforms
- shared towels
- clothing worn over a wound or infected skin’
A good rule of thumb for workwear is
- wear one
- wash one
- dry one
We hope that everyone stays safe through these challenging times, and we are here to assist you with any requirements for new clothing, workwear, safetywear or PPE you may have.
For supply only, turnaround times are usualy 24/48 hours (stock depending). Contact us for up to date stock and delivery details.