Young children sneeze, cough and drool and they also handle and hug objects, touch various surfaces (many times!) and put objects into their mouths. As we know by now the COVID-19 virus may be transmitted in various ways such as sneezing, coughing or touching a surface that may be contaminated with the virus. It is therefore vital that there is a comprehensive cleaning regime in place to ensure that the possible spread of any virus is kept to a minimum level. Since launching on the Primary School Shop both Klorkleen and Klorsept Effervescent Disinfectant Tablets have become a firm favourite with school cleaning staff. Manufactured in Ireland by Medentech, both cleaning products offer a gold standard in disinfectant tablets, with Medentech recognised as the only company in Europe to hold US EPA approval for efficacy against Clostridium difficile spores in 4 minutes.
The Klorkleen and Klorsept family of cleaning and disinfecting tablets are used worldwide in hospitals, nursing homes and locations where the utmost level of cleanliness is critical. Each Klorkleen or Klorsept tablet makes up to 5 litres of general cleaning fluid. A concentration of one tablet to two litres of water is recommended for complete effectiveness against COVID-19. Klorkleen has the same ingredients as Klorsept with an extra ingredient to address areas that require a more powerful cleaning agent. If you have not tried these products yet, here is a great opportunity you can avail of until 31st October. All costs below are inclusive of VAT @ 21%.
Klorsept 17 (200 tablets) – usual cost €75; NOW €60 – SAVE €15
Klorkleen (150 tablets) – usual cost €75; NOW €60 – SAVE €15
Klorsept 17 Mini (25 tablets) – usual cost €14.25; NOW €10.25 – SAVE €4
Klorkleen Mini (25 tablets) – usual cost €15.45; NOW €11.45 – Save €4
Promoting good hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting are all very important actions that everyone must take in order to slow down the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Practising good hand hygiene is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from being sick. When the virus that causes COVID-19 is on hands and not washed off it can be passed from person to person. Therefore regular handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or hand rubbing with hand sanitising gel (where access to a sink is not available) is one of the best ways to slow the spread of the virus.
Sars-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19, is thought to be spread from person to person, but it may also spread by touching a surface that the virus is on and then touching your own mouth, nose or your eyes. It is therefore very important to ensure that high touch items and surfaces are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis. Cleaning and disinfecting can help to reduce the risk of the spread by reducing and killing any germs on surfaces and items that people touch frequently. In a school environment this can include door handles, handrails, chairs and arm rests, desks, sinks and toys. What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting? Cleaning physically removes any dirt, grime and impurities on surfaces and items using a soap (detergent) and water. To disinfect, antiviral products such as ready-to-use sprays, wipes or diluted concentrates must be used to kill microorganisms, bacteria and viruses. Therefore it is advised that you clean first and then disinfect all surfaces and high-touch items.
We are delighted to announce two brand new disinfecting products that are now live on The Primary School Shop. The first product is our Alcohol Free Antiviral Surface Wipes (200 Pack). These wipes are antiviral and antibacterial and are used widely across many health services. They are alcohol-free and can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds of contact. The wipes are pre-moistened and therefore ready to use immediately. They are a multipurpose disinfectant and cleaner and are handy to have in the classroom as a quick and easy way to wipe down high-touch surfaces such as taps, door handles and table surfaces, as well as toys, screens, wipeable posters and book covers.
The second new product now live on the shop is theSanisafe Alcohol Free Antibacterial Surface Wipes (1500 Pack). This product is ideal for the disinfection of medium food preparation and work surfaces. The product is quat and biguanide free and proven to eliminate cross-contamination with a single wipe. Sanisafe wipes have been shown to be effective against gram positive and gram negative bacteria. Both of these products are alcohol free and therefore less damaging to surfaces used and safe to use around young children and those with respiratory sensitivities.
Did you know that the Primary School Shop has a new range of alcohol free sanitising, disinfecting and cleaning products available? Dew Products are a powerful green disinfectant and cleaning technology that uses electrolysed water. The products are manufactured from deionised water, high purity salt and a little electricity. The disinfection products offer the highest grade in multi-spectrum disinfection for surfaces, air and water, without promoting resistance in bacteria or viruses. The products deodorise and suppress dusts and many other allergens. As Dew products are PH neutral and free from harsh or toxic chemicals they are easier on skin and surfaces than bleach based disinfectants. They have shown 99.995% effectiveness at killing bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores.
We have a range of Dew products on the Primary School Shop including Dew Disinfect, Dew Sanitiser, Dew Air Spray, Dew Hand & Body Foam as well as our latest Dew Superclean products in both spray and concentrate. The Dew Disinfect product can be used on worktops, sinks, drains, toilets and is so gentle that it can also be used as an antiseptic for antibacterial skin cleansing. The Dew Sanitiser product can be used on your hands by spraying onto one or both hands and rubbing your hands together for one minute as though washing your hands. Both products come in 500ml containers but can also be purchased in 2.5 and 5 litre refill containers so that you can refill rather than re-purchasing each time. This is a great way to help the environment by using less plastic. We also have a mini-sanitiser, 65ml, to carry with you in your bag or pocket and it is refillable from our 2.5 or 5 litre cans.
The Dew Air Spray product disinfects and deodorises the air and can also freshen clothes, soft furnishings and carpets. The Dew Hand & Body Foam is kind on the skin and makes an excellent replacement to soap providing a gentle but effective cleanse. The latest in the range of Dew Products is Dew Superclean. This is a multi-surface, low-streak cleaner and degreaser that provides excellent results. It is available in both a 500ml spray bottle and a concentrate. Superclean Concentrate is a great way to be ready to refill without storing large bottles – just add tap water to 2 capfuls to refill a 500ml container. Another product that encourages less plastic use by refilling!