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Public Health England has not had any discussions with the Health and Safety Executive on the use of hand sanitisers products that have an alcohol content of less than 60% proof. The scientific evidence shows that alcohol-based hand sanitisers with ethanol at concentrations of at least 70% and up to 90% are effective against most enveloped viruses, such as COVID-19, within 30 seconds. At 95% the virucidal activity of ethanol covers the majority of clinically relevant viruses. Isopropyl alcohol has a similar but less virucidal range of activity.