What happens when gyms re-open?

What happens when gyms re-open?

It is safe to say that the Covid-19 outbreak has had a massive impact on the UK’s economy. Shops, restaurants, and businesses of all varieties have had to shut down, close or put in special measures to ensure the safety of our nation. One of the biggest victims of this outbreak has been the health and fitness industry. Gyms in particular have been hit hard which has affected so many; gyms aren’t just a place to train for many, they also offer a place of sanctuary and a place to socialise. As a leading health club commercial cleaning contractor here in the UK, we have seen firsthand the impact that this lockdown has had; however, we are sure the industry as a whole can bounce back and come back stronger than ever. But what has to change before this happens? In this short article, we are going to share with you all the ins and outs of the health industry, both in the present situation, but also post Covid-19 and beyond. When Will Gyms Reopen in The UK? Of course, we cannot be absolutely certain when gyms in the UK will reopen, however by looking at recent interviews and information coming out from the Government we have to put faith in the fact that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been adamant from the very start of this entire situation that the special measures put upon gyms and other public facilities would be assessed every month, and the chances are that by the May 7th, the next review, we should start...
Hydro publishes free cleaning white paper

Hydro publishes free cleaning white paper

Hydro Systems has published an educational white paper, ‘Dispensing Cleanliness During an Outbreak or Pandemic’, due to the global pandemic caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). “Our free white paper provides insight on promoting health and wellness through cleaning, disinfecting and sanitising, while also outlining the effective role chemical dispensers can play before, during and after an outbreak.” You can view the Paper...
Coronavirus: Our experts are here to perform a deep clean.

Coronavirus: Our experts are here to perform a deep clean.

The coronavirus that has infected more than 341,000 people around the world can live for hours on doorknobs, handrails, keyboards, lift buttons, gym equipment, kitchen equipment and other hard surfaces, just waiting to be passed on to someone else. “By touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes,” a person could become ill with COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, warned the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That makes it imperative to thoroughly clean shared spaces when a known or suspected exposure has been introduced by an employee or visitor. But what is the best way to disinfect a contaminated space? And how clean is clean enough? Otium are constantly reading and understanding not only the UK government guidelines but those around the world to ensure that our deep cleaning is effective against the virus. Considerations; Experience of new coronaviruses (SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV) has been used to inform this guidance. The risk of infection depends on many factors, including: •             the type of surfaces contaminated •             the amount of virus shed from the individual •             the time the individual spent in the setting •             the time since the individual was last in the setting The infection risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) following contamination of the environment decreases over time. It is not yet clear at what point there is no risk, so cleaning of contaminated areas needs to happen as a matter of urgency. Cleaning and disinfection Public areas where a symptomatic individual has passed through and spent minimal time, such as...