Arriving Home Safely
Before leaving work - shower if possible and change out of work clothes
Driving home - If in your car, wipe the steering wheel, controls and door handles with cleaning solution / wipes if you have any available
At your front door - pause and take a breath. Reset to being at home
Knock on the door - get someone to open from the inside if that’s possible
Shout hello to loved ones - no cuddles yet
Plastic box at the door - take off your outer clothes and shoes then wipe down your keys, bags and glasses if you wear them with wipes
Phone - keep in a ziplock bag at work, open and empty the phone to clean it – you may need to check what wipes you can use - throwing away the used ziplock bag,
Keep your work bag in the box by the front door – If you need to remove items from your bag make sure you wipe them down
Wash hands immediately or shower if you can with hot soapy water
You are clean – relax and enjoy your evening.
What chemicals/ wipes can I use?
Studies have shown that disinfectants and bleaches containing ethanol, hydrogen peroxide or sodium hypochlorite are most effective as they virtually destroy all of the 'virus' pathogenic particles. A bleach with a concerntation of around 0.5 percent will be enough to help rid your home of coronavirus germs.
And if you are looking for an alcohol-based hand sanitiser, you want one that contains somewhere between 62 percent and 80 percent alcohol - anything less is not as effective.
For further information, please contact NSS Occupational Health at NSS.Occupationalhealth@nhs.net and ask to speak with one of the Senior Care and Support Team members