The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the public’s conversations about infection risks and hygiene standards, which continue to be headline topics as a result of the measures taken to restrict the spread of the virus, alongside the vaccination roll-out. People are now more aware than ever of the importance of cleanliness, particularly in healthcare facilities, and its role in helping to reduce the transmission of diseases
Masks, social distancing, and hand sanitisers have all, at various stages, become routine parts of our daily lives; they are the frontline defence against the pandemic. They also play a central role in keeping us healthy. However, what the term ‘cleanliness’ means to the general public, and what it means to hospitals and healthcare professionals, is quite different – and that gap has only expanded over the last two years as the medical sector ramped up its response to the virus.
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