Why cleaning surfaces is important
Like the flu, COVID-19 is usually spread from person to person. Scientific evidence confirms that COVID-19 spreads by droplets. This means that when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, they may generate droplets containing the virus. These droplets can settle on surrounding surfaces.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs.
How to kill the virus on surfaces
COVID-19 can remain on plastic and stainless steel surfaces for up to around 3 days, and less than that for other types of surfaces. This will depend on the surface.
If surfaces look visibly dirty, clean them first. It is best to use a disinfectant.
Use an antiviral disinfectant and follow instructions. Remember to store cleaners and disinfectants safely.