COVID-19: resources for healthcare workers

Stop the spread

Digital resources to promote best practice and provide educational support. Developed in collaboration with leading infection prevention specialists. Download your packs below. Free to print, share and use however you need.

5 Principles of Cleaning

When it comes to environmental cleaning, there are some simple steps that can help avoid transferring microorganisms from one surface to another.

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Surface hygiene resources

Coronaviruses can survive on surfaces for days. That means effective surface hygiene is essential if we're going to stop the spread. Keep it top of mind with our printable resources.

Hand hygiene resources

Clean hands save lives. These packs contain resources to help provide a gentle nudge in the right direction when it comes to performing hand hygiene and to promote proper technique.

Are Clinell products effective against coronavirus?

The Clinell Universal Range, Clinell Peracetic Wipes, and Clinell Clorox Wipes have all been tested against strains of coronavirus and proven effective. Find out more here.

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Are Clinell Universal Wipes effective against the new UK and South African variants of coronavirus?

Yes. The changes in the new variants are very small mutations in their surface proteins. Whilst that has a big impact on how they affect the human body, it doesn’t give them increased resistance to disinfectants. Clinell Universal Wipes kill the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in 30 seconds on surfaces.

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Can I use Clinell Universal Wipes on my hands?

Clinell Universal Wipes have been dermatologically tested and are considered skin friendly. We have undertaken patch testing and the product has been classified as harmless with regards to skin irritation. However, whilst they are dermatologically tested, Clinell Universal Wipes are not currently registered as a skin cleaning/disinfectant product.

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Do Clinell Wipes clean or disinfect?

Clinell Universal Wipes, Clinell Peracetic Wipes and Clinell Antimicrobial Hand Wipes all clean and disinfect in a single step. They're uniquely formulated to proven effective against a whole range of pathogens in dirty conditions, meaning that – unlike with chlorine – no pre-cleaning is required.

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Have Clinell Universal Wipes been tested against COVID-19?

Clinell Universal Wipes have been proven effective against the exact strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in 30 seconds. They've been tested according to the EN14476 test method by an accredited, third-party laboratory.

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Do Clinell Universal Wipes comply with UK national guidance about COVID-19?

UK national guidance for healthcare professionals specifically mentions chlorine as a disinfectant. This is because chlorine has long been seen as the 'de facto' disinfectant within UK healthcare. The guidance recommends using alternative disinfectants if they are agreed with the local Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) team and proven effective against enveloped viruses. Clinell Universal Wipes are effective against enveloped viruses according to EN14476. In addition, Clinell Universal Wipes are proven effective against the exact coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in 30 seconds, according to EN14476. As long as they are agreed with your local IPC team, Clinell Universal Wipes are perfectly compliant with UK national guidance.

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What's the difference between cleaning and disinfection?

Some products clean, some disinfect, some do both. It's important to know what yours does. Cleaning physically removes dirt and microorganisms, usually by using a detergent. Disinfection kills those microorganisms. Traditional disinfectants, like chlorine, don't work in dirty conditions which means you have to clean first, dry the surface and then disinfect. Modern disinfectants, like Clinell Universal, can clean and disinfect in one wipe. Swapping from a 2-step to 1-step product can actually reduce the risk of infection by simplifying the whole process.

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