The Norovirus is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and causes diarrhoea and vomiting.

Did you know that it’s also called the “winter vomiting bug” because it’s more common in winter, although you can catch the bug at any time of the year.

Cleaning up after the Norovirus Bug

The viral infection Norovirus can spread very easily, so you should wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, disinfect any surfaces or objects that could be contaminated, avoid sharing towels and flannels and finally stay off work or school until at least 48 hours after the symptoms have passed.  This will help prevent the spread of the infection and reduce the risk of passing it on to your colleagues, friends and families.

This virus can spread rapidly, especially in schools, hospitals, in work environments and other public places. It is transferred by coming into contact with someone who already has the virus. It can also survive for several days on surfaces or objects touched by an infected person. If you have an outbreak at home or at work you should look at how to best clean the infected areas.

We at ServiceMaster are practiced and experienced in dealing with such outbreaks. Our cleaning and deep cleaning services remove all types of viral and bacterial infection so please give us a call on 0800 018 5550.

We also work with A&D Supplies to purchase our cleaning products so please see their blog on how to clean following Norovirus, as this bug is doing the rounds in the South Devon area.