Good Office Hygiene & Cleaning Prevents the Spread of Norovirus

Norovirus Public Health England

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If you work in an office you’ll likely have heard about the dreaded norovirus at one time or another. This is also called the winter vomiting bug and it comes on suddenly and is very unpleasant for the 24 to 48 hours you are affected by it. It also spreads fast and people can be contagious before they even realise they are ill. Unfortunately you can also get it during the summer, not just in the winter, despite the name.

As such it is easy to see how a whole office and indeed small business could be wiped out as one by one people start coming down with this virus.

So how can it be stopped?

“Regular commercial office cleaning can certainly help limit the spread of the virus,” a spokesman for Procare Cleaning said. “Keeping all surfaces clean means there is less chance of the virus being able to survive outside the body and infect other people. Given that you can be contagious even before you fall ill, there is a window of opportunity for the virus to spread from one person to another.”

Good personal hygiene at all times can also mean the office space stays far cleaner for longer. By using hand sanitizers regularly it is possible to avoid getting the illness from other people before they fall ill.

As such, while office cleaning can help reduce the instance of norovirus affecting the office population, it is a great idea for everyone in the office to practise good hygiene at all times as well.