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Health Services: Cleaning Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Labour, Slough

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has published on cleaning (a) GP surgeries and (b) other medical facilities after exposure to covid-19; and what guidance his Department has published on ensuring that local cleaning companies carrying out such work at those facilities are appropriately trained.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 16 March 2020

COVID-19: Guidance for infection prevention and control in healthcare settings’ has been published which covers all aspects of prevention and control for primary care, secondary care, occupational health care, out patient, dental surgeries, home visits, ambulances, emergency departments and acute assessment units. This guidance is available at the following links:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/872745/Infection_prevention_and_control_guidance_for_pandemic_coronavirus.pdf

The Government has also published guidance to employers to ensure correct procedures are followed which can be found at the following links:

www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-covid-19#handling-post-packages-or-food-from-affected-areas

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