Yes and no. Viruses and bacteria that can lead to infections and illness have always been present in personal care facilities. Coronavirus has merely demonstrated the ability for germs to spread rapidly when left unchecked. If you were not diligent in your infection prevention practices prior to the outbreak, then life will not return to the way things were for you. In a post-pandemic world, your clients will be more vigilant and aware of the measures being taken to keep them safe. Not just from COVID, but other everyday germs that can spread influenza, C. difficile, Pseudomonas, and other skin-related infections. When it comes to keeping pathogens out of your spa, the new norm is no different than the old standard.
Disinfectants do not kill on contact, and yet we find the practice of immediately wiping a surface down after disinfecting is still commonplace. It is all the more a bad habit given some disinfectants need to keep a surface wet for as long as 10 minutes to do their job! Anything short of that, and you’re not achieving the requisite time to eradicate pathogens and stop their potentially deadly spread.
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