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Covid 19 Cleaning and Disinfection for Public settings

Guidance for cleaning and disinfecting a public space, facility, or business to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in LONDON.


At Ashley Cleaning Services we are helping to ensure London is COVID free, we are specialists at the cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces in the context of COVID-19.

covid 19 cleaning and disinfection for public settings

Disinfection practices are important to reduce the potential for COVID-19 virus contamination in non-healthcare settings, such as in the home, office, schools, gyms, publicly accessible buildings, faith-based community centres, markets, transportation and business settings or restaurants.

High-touch surfaces in these non-health care settings should be identified for priority disinfection such as door and window handles, kitchen and food preparation areas, counter tops, bathroom surfaces, toilets and taps, touchscreen personal devices, personal computer keyboards, and work surfaces.

Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown

The temporary shutdown or reduced operation of a building and reductions in normal water use can create hazards for returning occupants and staff.

Reopening your business requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Reopening your business also strongly relies on public health strategies, including increased testing of people for the virus, social distancing, isolation, and keeping track of how someone infected might have infected other people.

Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of reopening public spaces that will require careful planning. Every person has been called upon to slow the spread of the virus through social distancing and prevention hygiene, such as frequently washing your hands and wearing face coverings. Everyone also has a role in making sure our communities are as safe as possible to reopen and remain open.


  • Start cleaning from cleaner areas and proceed towards dirtier areas. All surfaces that are frequently touched (e.g. door handles, armrests, table tops, light switches, water taps) need to be cleaned thoroughly and frequently. 

  • In public premises where people touch the surfaces, the cleaning should be done daily at least. If possible even more often e.g. between 2-4 hours especially during the epidemic. 

  • The public premises of workplaces must be cleaned using different equipment than the premises used by employees. 

  • Use a mildly alkaline all-purpose detergent for cleaning. The cleaning of sanitary facilities can be enhanced by using a disinfectant. 

  • Wear gloves to protect the hands when cleaning surfaces. Use tight-fitting disposable gloves, for example, as all-purpose gloves, or chemical resistant gloves.

  • In particular, bins of bio- and mixed waste are coated with easily removable, leak proof bags in waste bins. Monitor waste bins and do not let them get more than three-quarters full.  Waste bins are emptied daily, especially in public premises. The collected bin bags must be closed tightly. 

  • Carefully clean the equipment used in cleaning at the end of the cleaning process. Wash reusable cleaning cloths at a temperature of at least 90°C or disinfectant. Clean your keys, the handles of the cleaning cart and the floor cleaning equipment and the contact surfaces of the cleaner containers with the disinfecting multi-purpose cleaner.

  • After cleaning, the permanent gloves must either be carefully washed and dried. Disposable gloves are placed in mixed waste. Wash your hands up to your elbows with water and soap when the gloves are taken off. 

  • Work clothes is changed to your own clothes before leaving the workplace. The work clothes must be washed at the workplace or your employer must acquire appropriate laundry

At Ashley Cleaning we can help ensure your business is COVID-Secure before you re-open your business in London, Manchester or Birmingham.


At Ashley Cleaning we provide Hospitals, Offices, Schools, Universities, Care Homes, Supermarkets, Manufacturing Warehouses, GP Surgeries, Constructions Sites, Clothes Shops, Cafes, and all public spaces the latest specialised cleaning technology called 'fogging'. Our full sanitisation and disinfection fogging process uses powerful virucidal germicides, leaving all surfaces sanitised and virus free.

By using specialist powerful dry steam fogging machines, we are able to cover vast areas without missing any surfaces or the need to wipe afterwards. The sanitiser lands dry on all surfaces hard or soft, without causing any harm and offers a full covering of disinfectant.

We can supply you and your staff with product, equipment and training to help them know how to effectively sanitise surfaces to retain the 24 hour efficacy and keep protection in your building. Our COVID-19 sanitising teams are available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week.

COVID-SECURE Disinfection cleaning & fogging services - NATIONWIDE.

Fogging is a quick way to disinfect large areas and allow them to be returned to normal use.

We use a fogger machine to generate a cloud of very small droplets of a disinfectant liquid.

The droplets reach all round the area and settle on top of, underneath and on the sides of many objects. The droplets can cover surfaces that are difficult to reach using conventional cleaning methods and can also be used on a wider range of surfaces that include textiles.

Until the risk of COVID-19 has been eliminated, taking adequate hygiene measures will remain an essential part of health and safety.

As a businesses or organisation in London, you can provide assurance to employees, customers, students, patients or visitors that you’re protecting their health and wellbeing on your premises by cleaning and disinfecting regularly.

A disinfection service carried out by our specially trained and experienced technicians using approved equipment and disinfectant solutions will provide peace of mind that you can maintain use of your facilities safely and legally.


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