Your Office is Closed for Deep Cleaning – Now What?

Someone in your office building has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The whole building is closed, employees from all organisations in it have been sent home and it now needs to have a deep clean. Although the person who tested positive for COVID-19 doesn’t work for your organisation, this will have a huge impact on the continuity of your business.

With offices across the UK being closed for a deep clean to try and slow the spread of coronavirus, this can put unnecessary stress on already impacted organisations, especially when it wasn’t one of your employees who tested positive. The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days. Therefore, if a person is still well 14 days after having contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, they are unlikely to develop symptoms. Anyone who has contracted COVID-19 may have a cough, fever or difficulty in breathing, and those with weakened immune systems or underlying health conditions are more at risk.

With coronavirus infecting more than 100,000 people around the world, it is a very real risk. Simply touching items like doorknobs, handrails, keyboards, lift buttons and other hard surfaces could potentially pass the virus on to someone else. If someone touches a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes, they could potentially become ill with COVID-19.

That makes it imperative to thoroughly clean shared workspaces when a known or suspected exposure has been introduced by an employee or visitor. If an office block needs to be deep cleaned, government guidance states that offices will have to be closed for around 5 days in total while a full disinfection programme is carried out. This prolonged closure will have a huge impact on your business.

Our work area recovery service is the perfect answer should your office block be closed to be deep cleaned if someone in it tests positive for coronavirus. Our recovery centre has been specifically designed to be modern, bright and flexible, and we aim to provide an office environment that your employees will feel comfortable and relaxed in, rather than having to “make do” at what is already a very stressful time.

To ensure that your staff can quickly move to a fully functioning office to continue delivering critical business services to your Customers talk to us about our award-winning work area recovery service and how you can get your business up and running again in minutes, not hours.