If you fear your home has been infected with COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019), the National Environment Agency has given some cleaning instructions.

Here are five methods to cleaning and sanitising your home:

1. Get your cleaning supplies together.

Wear a surgical mask, disposable gloves, and a bleach solution or suitable disinfectant with coronavirus protection.

Keep the windows open to allow for circulation and avoid touching your face or eyes.

 

2. Begin cleaning surfaces

Prepare the disinfectant or bleach solution and mop the whole floor of your home from end to end.

Wipe toilet surfaces and commonly touched surfaces using disposable towels or rags, such as handles, doorknobs, armrests, switches, and so on.

When applying disinfectant, do not use a spray pack since it may cause splashes, which might spread the disease further.

 

3. Launder your fabrics

Wash materials such as bed sheets, pillowcases, and blankets in a washing machine with detergent.

 

4. Wrapping things up

Mop the floor of your home from one end to the other but avoid moving from uncleaned regions to cleaned areas to prevent contaminating the cleansed area.

Put all used cloths and other garbage into a double-lined plastic trash bag while wearing gloves and a mask.

After removing your gloves and surgical mask, wash your hands with soap and water. Clean-up rubbish should be separated from regular household waste.

 

5. Maintaining personal hygiene

After showering and changing your clothing, air and circulate your house.

Remember to avoid sharing personal things and to properly wash used things with soap and water.

Because the virus may live on various surfaces for at least 2-3 days, possibly infected surfaces should be fully sanitised. You should avoid having visitors in your house until it has been sanitised.

Source: 5 Steps To Clean And Disinfect Your Home