In the age of Covid-19, infection control for events and conferences has assumed a greater significance. For public venues, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique set of challenges. You want everyone who attends your event to have a great time, but with so many people coming into one location, there’s always the chance that germs can spread rapidly and cause sickness in your guests and workers. How can you prevent your venue from becoming a hot spot for transmission of the virus?
There are some helpful rules on how to prevent viruses and bacteria from spreading to help keep your guests safe and protect your venue from becoming the next Super-Spreader event that’s instrumental in the spread of the virus.
What makes a super spreader event?
A super spreader event is a gathering where infectious diseases are easily transmitted from person to person. The term has become synonymous with Covid-19, as the spread of the virus has been linked to many large gatherings, including weddings, funerals, and sporting events.
Super spreader events can have devastating consequences, as they can lead to large outbreaks of disease. A nightclub in Newcastle was dubbed as Australia’s largest 2021 super spreader event with more than 500 recorded cases. As a result, event planners are scrambling to figure out how to prevent their venues from becoming hotspots for the virus.
Preventive Measures for Reducing the Spread of Infection
According to a recent study carried out by the University of Sydney, the virus landscape is changing. The world may have opened up again but the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and continues to unfold. We are still facing new challenges in trying to live with and prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other harmful pathogens.
When you run an event, there’s always the potential that you’ll be exposed to germs and viruses from those who attended your event or walked into your place of business after the fact. This can lead to the spread of illness around your business, which can hurt your reputation and cost you money in lost productivity as your employees and customers take time off to recover.
Although one of the most significant risks is the potential for a super spreader event there are several useful steps you can take to minimise the risk of your venue becoming a super spreader event. Here are a few of the most important:
- Make sure your venue is well-ventilated.
- Encourage social distancing by spacing out chairs and tables
- Encourage people to wear masks
- Limit the number of people in the venue at one time
- Ask people to stay home if they are feeling sick
- Sanitize all surfaces regularly
- Keep the space as clean as possible
Of course, some of these measures require that visitors to your venue take responsibility for their own actions and that they are compliant and respectful of any regulations you may want to adapt to prevent the transmission of infections. However, there is only so much that you can do, but one of the most crucial that you do have control over is to keep the space as clean as possible and use robust disinfection measures to get rid of germs, bacteria and viruses that may be lurking on surfaces.
Fortunately, using NocoSpray disinfectant dry spray as a means of general surface cleaning can help prevent these scenarios by making it easy to eliminate 99.99% of germs, bacteria and viruses, including Covid-19.
How is NocoSpray Effective as Infection control for events and conferences?
NocoSpray is an appliance that heats a disinfectant solution (NocoLyse) containing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), 30 ppm of silver and distilled water into a vapour. It then diffuses this dry vapour into the atmosphere The vapour can bio-disinfect a contained area, removing 99.9% of all bacteria, viruses, mycobacteria, spores, mould and fungus.
It is successfully applied against a range of transmissible diseases, including Norovirus and ‘flu’, to name a few. Additionally, it is approved by the Australian TGA for its effectiveness against Covid-19.
Why Venue Owners Should Choose NocoSpray Dry Disinfectant
Infection control solutions for venues are complex and not always easy to implement. Manual disinfection can miss surfaces, and additionally, this does not solve the problem of dealing with airborne pathogens.
NocoSpray works equally on surfaces and in the air. It is an easy disinfectant spray that decontaminates an entire room at the touch of a button. Simply place the NocoSpray in the centre of the room, make sure all people and animals have vacated, choose the program and activate at the touch of a button. The appliance works in rooms up to 1000 m3, or several can be used in tandem for larger rooms. For very large areas, the NocoMax appliance will cover up to 20,000 m3.
One of the major benefits of NocoSpray is that it is a dry vapour and leaves behind no residue—and rooms are safe to occupy again shortly after the NocoSpray cycle has finished. NocoSpray is also safe for the environment, biodegrading entirely within minutes, and is safe for electrics and equipment, including sound desks, amps, lighting rigs and more.
Discover More About Infection Control Solutions for Your Venue With NocoSpray
Get in touch with our team to learn more about the NocoSpray range of technology and how it can be an effective tool in infection control for events and conferences where large numbers of people are gathered.