These surveys can provide reassurance or information about the effectiveness of your current COVID-19 control measures
Workplaces are prime sites for the spread of the SARS-Cov2 virus. Shared spaces with high levels of interaction and communal surfaces have increased amounts of microbial activity which easily spread from person to person.
High traffic touch points in your workplace and indoor air conditions have the greatest concentration of microbes. They act as vectors for the spread of viruses. Typical high touch point areas include refrigerators, drawer handles, entrance/exit doors and kettle/coffee machines etc.
It remains unclear exactly how long the COVID-19 virus can survive outside the human body on different surfaces and in the air. Studies on other coronaviruses, including SARS and MERS, have found that these viruses can survive on metal, glass and plastic for as long as nine days and up to 3 hours in certain indoor air conditions.
The COVID-19 surface and air surveys involve swab sampling of targeted touch point surfaces and sampling of the background air in your workplace.
The results identify the presence or absence of the COVID-19 virus on the sampled touch points and within the air. As such, the survey can confirm the presence of the virus in your workplace, how widespread it might be and ultimately validate the effectiveness of your current control measures.
The sampling process can normally be carried out in a single day after which the air and surface samples are delivered to our laboratory. Analysis turnaround times are typically 3-5 days at which point we will issue you a detailed report.
The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing methodolody which we use to identify the presence of the SARS-Cov2 virus follows the guidance issued by Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The result is specific as it identifies the presence of the Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) unique to the virus.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Our expert technicians will initially discuss your concerns in relation to the virus within your workplace and agree an appropriate sampling strategy.
INTERESTED IN COVID-19 SURVEYS?
If you need any further assistance with Covid-19 Surveys or would like to know more please get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as we can.