A survey in the UK found that people are paying more attention to cleanliness due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there is still room for improvement.
Harrison Wipes wanted to understand how attitudes towards cleaning have changed in the UK public and what the post-COVID situation will look like. In May, the company, in partnership with Toluna, surveyed 359 people online in the UK.
Whether it is wearing face masks or washing your hands more regularly, the public is now much more vigilant than ever, according to Harrison Wipes. The company said one element of the COVID process that is expected to persist is people’s awareness of cleaning practices and the importance of how cleaning is done.
82 percent of respondents have been more aware of how to clean since the pandemic began.
For most people, the general attitude towards cleaning has changed in the past 12 months as more advertisements, warnings, and more visible discussion of the issue are funded.
The majority of respondents thought about why cleaning is important to them not just as a hygiene habit, but as a proactive measure against risks. You understand that not all products work or produce the same effects; Hence, having the right solution for the job is more important than cleaning for cleaning’s sake.
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Overall, 91 percent of people are more attentive to cleaning measures in public spaces such as hand disinfection stations or the wiping of surfaces with disinfectants by employees.
Overall, 75 percent of respondents said they would feel more comfortable and confident that COVID-19 prevention measures are being enforced if they could see visible evidence of cleaning.
The survey found that 73 percent of those who work outside of their home have taken on additional cleaning duties in the workplace. More than half were asked to clean and disinfect their own workspace, a quarter were asked to disinfect a shared workspace, and 17 percent were asked to disinfect an area where the public might be.
One in five new cleaners had received little or no guidance on how to clean effectively from employers. This suggests that companies are still not doing enough to protect those who fall under their duty of care.
Stephen Harrison, Managing Director at Harrison Wipes said, “The results of our survey show that people are more aware of cleanliness issues, actual cleaning practices and knowledge of which products are best for their situation are still missing must be. Our goal is to be the link between this awareness and knowledge. “
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