So far, evidence suggests that textiles are not seen as a major carrier of the virus, as it does not survive as well on soft surfaces, such as fabrics, as it does it on hard surfaces such as plastics, laminates, metal and glass. On textiles, viruses can get trapped and therefore have reduced likelihood of spreading.
Textiles might not be the biggest risk factor but you can reduce the risk even further through cleaning and disinfection protocols.
Cleaning vs Disinfection
Cleaning: the process of removing dust, dirt and staining from the surface of a fabric or vinyl to maintain its appearance and prolong its life.
Disinfection: intended to kill germs – micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi – which can cause infection and spread disease.
We’ve extended our long-standing cleaning and maintenance guidance to include a wider range of disinfection methods across different fibre and material types.
Looking for more detail around how to clean and disinfect effectively? We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to cleaning and disinfecting our contract fabric and vinyls.
Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting Fabrics and Vinyls