Coronavirus: Should you be worried?

Here at Wessex, we’ve had lots of questions about Coronavirus and how to protect yourself…

With 9 confirmed cases here in the UK People are understandably concerned, but we aren’t medical experts, so for the official advice from the government please visit:

If you are interested in finding some products to help reduce infection control here is some information directly from some of our suppliers…

We received the following advice from Selden:

Click any of the links below to go straight the the product page on our Online Shop…

We have also received the following from GoJo…

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large genus of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Previously identified coronaviruses include SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV.On 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. A novel (new) coronavirus (2019- nCoV) was identified as the cause by Chinese authorities on 7 January. Though the majority of currently identified cases are in China at present, there have been confirmed cases in Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the semi-autonomous region of Macau, Hong Kong, Australia and the United States. Vietnam, Singapore and Saudi Arabia have all reported at least one case of contamination, though the situation is evolving daily. WHO has advised people on how to protect themselves and those around them from the disease. This includes following hand hygiene recommendations, such as regularly washing hands with soap and water, and sanitising with an alcohol-based hand rub1.Using skin and surface sanitisers can also help reduce the spread of the virus from person to person, and from a contaminated surface to a person2.Below is a list of our products whose spectrum of efficacy includes the Coronaviridae family.

1). Products proven to be active against vaccinia virus according to EN 14476+A1 (v.2015). This means their spectrum of efficacy covers enveloped viruses (such as Coronaviruses):

  • PURELL® Advanced Hygienic Hand Rub
  • PURELL VF+ Hygienic Hand Rub
  • GOJO® Antimicrobial Plus Foam Handwash
  • PURELL Antimicrobial Wipes Plus

For our full range of GoJo products click here

And lastly this is from Purehold…

Viruses can survive on hard surfaces and infect another person for 24 to 48 hours.

To help reduce the spread of all bacteria and viruses, Purehold  “Clip on”Antibacterial door handle solutions for PUSH doors, PULL doors and LEVER doors should be encouraged in all public buildings (i.e. Hospitals, Schools, GP surgeries, Cruise Ships etc)..

The Purehold antibacterial range is proven to be 96.4% cleaner than standard door handles! 

For more information on Purehold or any of the other products in this article email us at or give us a ring on 02380 234304

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