Now is the most important time to be vigilant with your cleaning.
Why it's important
COVID-19 can be transmitted from person to person. The scientific evidence confirms that COVID-19 is spread by droplets. This means that when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, they may generate droplets containing the virus. These droplets are too large to stay in the air for long, so they quickly settle on surrounding surfaces.
How do we get rid of the virus on surfaces?
COVID-19 can remain on plastic and stainless steel surfaces for up to about 3-days and less than that for other types of surfaces. This will depend on the surface.
If surfaces look visibly dirty, they should be cleaned first. It’s best to use a disinfectant.
Cleaning your vehicle
It’s important that before and after all bookings, your vehicle is cleaned with a high-grade disinfectant. If your vehicle has just been dropped off from a guest, we recommend that your vehicle has a 72-hour stand-down period before you enter to clean.
Spray your surfaces with disinfectant and leave it for at least 10 seconds before wiping. Surfaces can include but are not limited to: doorknobs, benchtops, fridge handles, switches, tabletops.
Use a disinfectant that is antiviral and follow instructions. Remember to store cleaners and disinfectants safely.
Good disinfectants to look out for are ones that contain
- hypochlorite (which is the main active ingredient in bleach) or activated hydrogen peroxide (0.5%).
- Conventional bleach
Please be aware of what you are using and the surface that you are using it on. Some products may cause damage.
For more information on cleaning surfaces, please visit the New Zealand Government website.