It’s almost a year since SARS-Cov-2 started to make its presence known in the UK and in terms of society and our economy, it feels as if things haven’t moved forward much.
But of course, that’s not true – because a vaccine, which was just a faint hope back in the spring of 2020, is now a reality. In a massive and unprecedented feat of scientific endeavour, experts developed and tested a vaccine faster than it’s ever been done before, and as a result, there’s light at the end of this long and arduous tunnel.
A mammoth challenge
First, though, there’s the small matter of procuring and delivering that vaccine to a population of almost 67 million people. It’s a mammoth task that will take many months to complete, and during this time there’s still a very real risk that the virus will continue to spread. Therefore, a vaccination programme must go hand-in-hand with a mass testing programme, which we’re just starting to see being rolled out to key workers without Covid symptoms, in a bid to identify and isolate asymptomatic cases.
While mass testing and vaccination are without doubt our best hope of bringing this pandemic to an end, they are not without risk. Bringing large numbers of people together, even for health procedures, goes against everything we’ve been advised to do over the past year and has required careful thought by planners in terms of how to make the process as safe as possible. It’s no surprise that hygiene protocols are central to the strategy.
While contactless testing is a possibility, contactless vaccination is not and it’s here more than anywhere that fast, effective hygiene is essential to ensure that maximum number of people can be vaccinated in the shortest possible time.
Speed and safety, without compromise
Ramsol is an ideal surface disinfection system for any area with a high throughput of people, facilitating speed and safety all at once. Supplied in a 22-litre pressurised canister or a 500ml aerosol spray, Ramsol is easy to apply with no specialist training required – simply spray surfaces thoroughly, leave to dry for 5-8 minutes, and that’s it. There’s no need to wipe down, and since the 20-micron spray density drops out of suspension quickly, exclusion times are reduced to just ten minutes. This means that vaccination booths can be regularly disinfected when in use, without slowing down throughput.
Ramsol’s convenience is backed up by genuine efficacy credentials – it’s a proven bactericide and virucide that complies with BS EN 1276, BS EN 13697, and BS EN 14476, which means it’s suitable for application in a wide range of settings, including clinical environments.
Ramsol is also safe and highly portable – the system is 100% non-flammable and requires no power supply so it’s ideal for use in outdoor or mobile locations, with no trailing wires to cause a trip hazard and no need to hold up progress while you recharge the spray gun. One 22-litre canister provides up to 1000m2 of coverage and the formula itself is alcohol free so it’s safe to use on all surfaces, including textiles and vinyls, without staining, fading or cracking. Last but not least, Ramsol has a pleasant fragrance, making it ideal for use in public-facing locations.
For further information on the ways that Ramsol can support infection control in high-volume public spaces such as test centres and vaccination clinics, get in touch.