There’s only a month until Christmas and it’s fair to say that as a nation, we’re not where we would like to be in terms of the coronavirus pandemic. As England awaits the end of its second de facto lockdown, and restrictions continue to ebb and flow across the rest of the UK, only one thing is clear: this festive season is not yet a given.
For many businesses, the revenue taken in the weeks leading up to December 25 is crucial to remaining solvent for the rest of the year. Considering how many weeks of trading have already been lost in 2020, the stakes simply could not be higher this Christmas.
For the businesses that still survive, it’s crucial to get open, and stay open, throughout the remainder of the festive period.
Of course, even those organisations that don’t rely on festive trade will feel the weight of responsibility at this time of year. Reducing the spread of infection is the only way we can hope to protect our loved ones and celebrate the season with any semblance of normality, while also preventing the NHS from becoming overwhelmed.
Now more than ever, it’s vital that we all pull together to minimise the effect this insidious virus continues to have on our lives and our economy.
Every time a case of Covid-19 occurs in your workplace or organisation, it has a human and an economic cost. Setting aside the very real health fears, for the smallest businesses this can mean a full, two-week shutdown while their workforce of just a few people completes the quarantine process – with devastating loss of trade. For large organisations, operations can continue, but only after deep cleaning and disinfection has been carried out, which can result in closures of up to 24 hours, again resulting in significant loss of revenue.
So what can businesses do to stay open during these crucial weeks?
As with any problem, prevention is better than cure. In order to minimise the impact SARS-Cov-2 has on your business or organisation, you need to maximise hygiene and social distancing measures – but the cure cannot be worse than the disease. The measures you take must be effective, but they must also be practical and convenient, leaving you and your employees free to get on with the real work at hand.
There’s no getting away from it – disinfection protocols are time-consuming. Some leading disinfectant products on the market claim to reduce this time by offering ‘residual action’, which would mean in theory you need to apply less often. However, since there are currently no approved methods for testing the residual action of any virucide that is applied to a hard surface and left to dry, relying on such claims could put people at risk. The only proven way to effectively disinfect surfaces exposed to SARS-Cov-2 is to treat them thoroughly with an approved virucidal disinfectant, and to do it often. But if you can’t reduce the frequency, how can you save time?
The answer lies in Ramsol’s unique delivery system.
Convenient and 100% portable with no need for a power supply, Ramsol will change the way organisations across all sectors approach surface disinfection this festive period. Used with our wheeled trolley, Ramsol can go anywhere, including buses and trains ferrying shoppers around our towns and cities. There are no lengthy exclusion periods – once application is complete, Ramsol is touch dry in less than 8 minutes and venues or vehicles are ready for reoccupation in just 10 minutes, unlike fogging mists which can take hours to drop out of suspension in the air. Ramsol is safe, non-flammable, suitable for both hard and soft surfaces and won’t stain or fade internal finishes.
And yes, we know what you’re thinking – it’s too good to be true. Surely this level of convenience comes with a compromise? It doesn’t. In bringing Ramsol to market we committed to ensuring that as well as being easy to use, the product was effective, and that our claims were backed up by real science. Ramsol has been tested and complies with BS EN standards 1276, 13697 and 14476 – the latter being the critical virucidal performance required to eliminate SARS-Cov-2.
Right now, the nation is holding its breath. When restrictions are lifted in England on December 2 it will mark the beginning of a pivotal few weeks in terms of this pandemic, and for the festive economy. By choosing Ramsol, you can be sure your organisation is prepared.