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What to Expect When Flying: Cleaning, Dining and Checking in

Real summer is in sight... summer holidays are calling and the skies are now officially open (mostly). As well as being able to travel by plane within the UK, foreign holidays and trips are once again legal for British tourists, although Welsh residents have been asked not to travel abroad.  Th...

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First Meeting of APPG for Cleaning and Hygiene Hailed a Success

At the end of April the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the UK Cleaning and Hygiene industry, inaugurated early this year, held its first official meeting in Parliament and has, resultantly, been hailed a ‘great success.’  The first official meeting provided the opportunity for...

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Hands dryers vs hand towels….is one more hygienic than the other?

After a ban was imposed in March 2020, Keidanren, otherwise known as the Japanese Business Federation, has lifted its year-long ban on the use of hand dryers in toilets at production sites and offices across the country.  The ban was originally imposed for fear that hand dryers increased th...

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Russia Reports First Known Cases of Avian Flu in Humans

Last week, Russian news channels reported cases of the first known cases of an avian influenza virus called H5N8 passing from poultry to humans, marking the first known H5N8 infection in humans.  Several other avian flu strains are known to infect humans, including H5N1, H7N9 and H9N2. ...

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Visible Cleaning Will be the Key to Consumer Confidence Post-Pandemic

Once a service that was kept predominantly behind the scenes, research shows that cleaning public spaces will prove to be the key factor in regaining consumer confidence post-pandemic. And it seems consumer confidence will be the most important catalyst if we have any hope of post-pandemic economic...

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Cleaning and Hygiene Industry to Get a Voice in Parliament, in Light of the Coronavirus Pandemic

To give the cleaning industry a much-needed voice in Parliament, the British Cleaning Council (BCC) are sponsoring the creation of an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), to represent the cleaning and hygiene sector and allow it to influence discussions, ministers and Government.  An APPG ...

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What will cleaning and hygiene look like post pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely transformed the way that we view hygiene, cleaning and safety in our everyday lives, both in private spaces and public. The demand for new solutions and products that promote easy and efficient hygiene and make social distancing feel more natural, is on the rise...

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How have local authorities responded to Coronavirus, and what actions are they taking to keep us safe?

The government's, nation-wide response to Coronavirus has been made clear throughout the pandemic, whether through televised briefings led by senior ministers, or news articles laying out the latest guidelines; it has been near impossible to miss an update.  Within our local areas however, ...

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Pelsis Launch New Cleaning Machine in Fight Against COVID-19

Another addition to the world’s fight against Coronavirus, the Pelsis Group, manufacturer of hygiene and pest control products, have just launched their brand new cleaning product, in the hope of helping businesses get back on their feet in the midst of the second wave of the virus. Named The...

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What does lockdown two mean for the UK property market?

Unlike during the spring lockdown across the UK, the property market will remain open during the current England-wide lockdown from November 5th to the 2nd of December.  Although some estate agents will be closing offices, in-person property viewings valuations and surveys are still allowed...

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Will Coronavirus mark a new age of cleaning, driven by technology and science?

With COVID-19 and its destructive wake forcibly stimulating innovation in retail, leisure and workplace hygiene, product development experts Oakland Innovation have produced a report that predicts that science-led approaches will underline the efficiency of cleaning products and strategies in the f...

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OpenClean Technologies Launch Hand-Sanitising Door Handle

Cleverly coinciding with the government’s current ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme to encourage public spending in the wake of the pandemic, high-tech innovation company OpenClean Technologies have sped up their launch process and released their key product; a hand-sanitising door handle, origina...

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