Updated 11/03/2020

How to Increase Your Protection Against Coronavirus

COVID-19 Coronavirus As the spread of the virus grows in the UK and around the world, people become more concerned about taking measures to protect themselves and their family.  While there are lots of ideas out there, some aren’t based in science.  However, at Exact Clean, we have a product that can help you kill the virus and works alongside the government’s official advice on combating COVID-19.

What is the COVID-19 coronavirus?

The COVID-19 coronavirus is a new strain of a virus family that we all know – it contains the common cold.  It is a new, or ‘novel’, virus that hasn’t been seen before. And that’s why so many people are being infected.  Our bodies haven’t built up an immunity to it like we have with the cold virus, and therefore we are more at risk of contracting it.

So far, the virus has been causing the most deaths among people with underlying health conditions.  It affects the lungs and airways so people with conditions like asthma and breathing problems can be worst affected.  People with lower immune systems such as diabetics are also at a higher risk of catching it.

What are the symptoms

The symptoms of the illness are very similar to those of the common cold, and this makes it harder for people to realise they have it – or to worry they do when they don’t.  The symptoms are:

  • Coughing
  • A high temperature
  • Shortness of breath
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Catching coronavirus

The government isn’t sure how it passes from one person to another, but the most common belief is that it spreads through cough droplets.  If someone coughs without a tissue in front of their mouth, tiny droplets of spit containing the virus can be thrown into the air – and land on different surfaces.

The virus is also believed to live on surfaces such as worktops and door handles for up to 72 hours.  This is why the government’s advice is critical:

  • Washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use a hand sanitiser gel if there’s no soap
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Put used tissues straight into the bin then wash your hands

If you think you may have come into contact with someone who has the virus and may have it yourself, don’t go to the doctor’s surgery or hospital.  Instead, call 111, and they will get you the help you need as well as ensuring you don’t spread the virus to anyone else.  Testing is done, and you will know quickly if you have the virus.

How to combat coronavirus

Following the government’s advice is the first step in protecting yourself from COVID-19. There are other steps you can take to help combat some of the subtle issues.  Top of the list is sanitising worktops and other surfaces with something quick and long-lasting.

Exact Clean now offer our cleaner and sanitiser spray in 500ml bottles.  This specialist cleaner is used to kill 99.9999% of bacteria and virus.

With the handy travel size bottle, you can clean surfaces wherever you go and help to reduce the chance of catching the virus through touching handles or other surfaces where the virus can settle.  Combining our spray with the best practices from the government, and you can take the best possible steps to protect you and your family from COVID-19.