Deep Cleaning Policy

THIS POLICY

Prepared/reviewed by: James Hall, Frank Fletcher, Laura Davis
Purpose:Provide a brief on the required cleaning protocols to keep trips COVID secure in 2021
To be read by:Operations Managers, all team members and volunteers, Trust Leads and Skippers before any activity.
Also refer to:Vessel and activity turn around checklist
Bio-Hazardous waste disposal policy
Last updated:Friday 10 June 2021


REGULAR CLEANING PROCEDURES

Areas should be kept as free of clutter as possible; the more mess there is there more there is to clean.

Frequently touched surfaces (light switches, door handles, work surfaces, etc) should be cleaned twice a day as a minimum. How many people are using the space should dictate how often they are cleaned above this minimum.

Detergents, anti-bacterial and anti-viral wipes, and sprays (all meeting BS EN 14476 standards) should be used for regular cleaning.

No additional PPE is needed for regular cleaning, but you should wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds once you have finished.

DEEP CLEANING BETWEEN ACTIVITY GROUPS

This is a more thorough clean between separate activity groups (see Vessel and activity turn around checklist).

Process:

Fogging:

DEEP CLEANING AND DECONTAMINATION AFTER SUSPECTED/CONFIRMED COVID CASE

If the at-risk space/boat is not being used for 72 hours (three full days) it should be quarantined for this duration once it has been vacated.

Once the 72 hours have passed, or a 72-hour quarantine is not possible, it should undergo a decontamination clean after the person(s) with confirmed/suspected COVID/displaying COVID symptoms has left the area.

Process:

The minimum PPE for this process is disposable gloves and an apron.

You should also do a dynamic risk assessment of the setting to assess if a higher level of virus may be present. For example, where someone (potentially) unwell has spent the night and/or an extended period. In this instance, you should use extra nose, mouth, and eye protection. The local Public Health England Health Protection Team can advise on this.

Clean and disinfect all potentially contaminated and frequently touched surfaces the person with confirmed/suspected COVID has come into contact with. Ventilate the space as much as practical whilst cleaning.

*SoChlor DST Disinfectant tablets
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Azo™ Wipette 70% IPA Disinfectant Wipes

Areas where the person with confirmed/suspected COVID has passed through, but which are not visibly contaminated with body fluids, such as corridors, can be cleaned thoroughly as normal.

Once you have finished cleaning, remove and dispose of all used PPE and then wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. 

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