There’s no mistaking that extra hour of daylight in the evenings, and even though it’s still cold and wintry, the sight of snowdrops and daffodils poking their heads above the soil tells us that spring is on its way at last.
The arrival of spring spells the end of the flu season, which is a key reason our hospitals have been under such intense pressure during this second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and why we’re still in lockdown. As the weather warms up and the ‘regular’ germs recede, and with the Covid vaccination programme continuing, there’s real hope that the arrival of a new season will also bring a bit of normality back to our lives.
But if we’ve learned anything over the past year it’s that SARS-CoV-2 loves us to get complacent and thrives when we lower our guard. So while we’re yearning for those everyday luxuries like hugs from our loved ones, dinner at a restaurant and days out with the kids, let’s remember that they are all conditional upon us doing everything we can to keep the virus in check in our everyday personal and working lives.
As we’ve already seen at the end of the first wave, when cases start to reduce there’s a massive temptation to think ‘we’ve done it’ – the worst is over, we can go back to normal. But this virus has shown incredible resilience and an ability to mutate that has resulted in new variants popping up all over the world. Since it will take years for the global population to achieve a significant level of immunity, it’s now clear we will be dealing with this virus for at least that long. If we want our economies and our communities to recover, this means we can’t afford to take our eye off the ball.
Right now, everyone is feeling pretty fed up with all the extra hygiene and mask-wearing that Covid has inflicted upon us and the thought of keeping this up for years is pretty overwhelming. But we’re adaptable creatures, us humans, and we’ve learned to live with things like this before. The most recent example is perhaps the huge increase in airport security post-2001. Remember those endless queues, the new restrictions, how inconvenient and invasive it all felt – even though we knew the measures were there to keep us safe? Surely this would never be ‘normal’? And yet now, it is – and a big part of that is the work that’s been done to streamline these extra security measures so that they remain effective, while also having a minimal effect on people’s everyday lives.
Covid security also feels inconvenient and invasive at the minute, and it’s hard to imagine that we can keep this up indefinitely. But smart hygiene systems like Ramsol are designed to make hygiene processes slot effortlessly into your daily routines for effective protection that doesn’t feel like a massive chore.
Ramsol is a simple, 100% portable system with zero setup time which means it’s ready to use at a moment’s notice, no matter what industry you’re in. You can use it on any surface, which means there’s no need to move furniture or electronic equipment out of the way before use. It doesn’t need a power source, so you never have to worry about where you can use it or if it needs to be recharged. And it’s so easy to use that you and your staff don’t need any special training or equipment, just some basic PPE.
Ramsol is designed to streamline your disinfection processes by eliminating laborious manual cleaning and lengthy exclusion times. Simply spray and leave to kill 99.999% of germs in five minutes – and a further five minutes later, it’s safe to reoccupy your space thanks to Ramsol’s optimised spray density, which falls out of suspension fast.
You’d be forgiven for thinking this sounds too good to be true – surely a product that’s so simple to use isn’t hefty enough to eliminate a potentially deadly virus? Wrong! Ramsol is validated by 4 BS EN standards that confirm its status as an effective bactericide, virucide and fungicide. It’s approved for use in domestic and clinical settings, as well as food preparation environments.
As we head into spring and the future beyond, we have to keep hygiene front and centre – but that doesn’t mean it has to take over our lives. To find out more about how Ramsol can streamline your hygiene processes for simple, manageable routines, get in touch.