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Are you getting ready to reopen your business post-Coronavirus?

Are you ready to reopen your business post-Coronavirus?

Since mid-March when the Government ordered non-essential business to close their doors due to the growing risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world seems have become a very different place. As consumers and business-owners, we have got used to long queues and takeaway-only services, staff wearing PPE and signage telling us where to stand and which direction to move around the supermarket. For some people (for example those who are shielding) who may have stayed indoors completely, those first tentative steps outside will come very soon.

 

With the risk level across the UK recently being downgraded and the Government’s announcement regarding easing restrictions, we are all looking forward to the world starting to return to normal.Businesses such as restaurants, pubs, cinemas and hair salons will be allowed to open their doors to the paying public on 4th July, all provided they are COVID-secure. If your business is due to reopen, are you ready? 

What does COVID-secure mean?

Being COVID-secure includes several steps to minimise the risk of Coronavirus spreading in your premises. Not only must you make sure you are following the published Government guidance, but you also need to carry out thorough risk assessments specific to your business and then put all necessary control measures in place. This will include cleaning measures, PPE requirements and logistical measures such as how many people you’ll be able to welcome into your premises while adhering to social distancing. 

We understand that it can seem like an overwhelming task and that you may be nervous about what the future of your business looks like, so we wanted to help. As a part of the Scarborough community for more than 20 years, here at Spectrum we feel passionate about helping businesses get back on their feet and kick-starting the local economy as soon as possible.

Introducing Spectrum – Back to Business

We’ve been putting together a series of guides and documents which are completely free to use and will help you and your business get set up for success over the coming weeks. From printable awareness posters to risk assessment templates, product recommendations to cleaning procedures and checklists, you can get ahead and start planning everything you need to welcome your customers back.

Whether you’re due to open on 4th July, you’ve already been operating with limited services, or you have to wait a bit longer to see your customers again, it’s crucial that you spend some time assessing how ready your business is. Your staff will want to know what their safety is being considered, as will your customers. 

How do I access these resources?

To make a started getting back to business, you can view all of our COVID-19 resources by clicking here. Anyone can access and use these documents, for free! 

If you are a customer with a My Spectrum account, simply log in and you will see they have been added to your documents. 

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Stay Home and Use Spectrum Delivery Service

Stay Home and Use Our Delivery Service

In light of the Government’s announcement on 23rd
March 2020, we are reviewing our services to ensure we adhere to the most up-to-date
rules and keep all our staff and customers safe.

We are temporarily suspending our walk-in Trade
Counter service to protect the health and safety of our team and our customers.

We want to assure you that we are still here to provide
cleaning and hygiene supplies in this time of need. Many of our existing customers
operate in essential areas such as healthcare and simply cannot go without
these supplies.

For our domestic customers across the local area, it has also
never been more important to create a clean and hygienic environment for your
family and we will continue to support you in this by supplying everything you
need to stay safe at home.

From Monday 30th March 2020, will be offering completely contactless deliveries in place of our trade counter. We are waiving our usual delivery charges for local customers and offering next day delivery free of charge. Simply order before 2pm to guarantee your delivery the next working day.

Introducing our Partners, The Cleaning Collective

To make ordering your cleaning supplies as simple as possible, we are working alongside The Cleaning Collective to offer an online service. The Cleaning Collective currently deliver the same great range of products to customers nationwide, however if you order online from Scarborough you will be entitled to free delivery and your order will be fulfilled and delivered by Spectrum the next day (for orders placed before 2pm.)

How does it work?

  • Visit www.thecleaningcollective.co.uk and place your order
  • If delivering to a local address, you will not pay a shipping charge – enter the code stayhome at the checkout
  • Order by 2pm and we’ll deliver your items the next working day
  • We’ll provide completely contactless delivery
  • When our driver arrives, they will call you and leave the delivery outside your home or in a safe space
  • You can also call us to place your order on 01723 373 509 if you can’t get online

Free delivery service is available for customers local to the Scarborough area, including Filey, Ayton, Eastfield and Cloughton.

Stay home and buy your cleaning products in bulk online

You don’t have to worry about unnecessary contact, getting out to the shops or arranging multiple deliveries, many of our products are available in bulk quantities. We have a huge range of cleaning products suitable for commercial settings and also for use in the home.

Cleaning essentials

  • Toilet paper, kitchen roll, centrefeed, hand
    towels
  • Disposable cloths, microfibre cloths, scourers, mops
    and buckets
  • Bin liners
  • Hand soap
  • Disinfectants and sanitisers including chlorine
    tablets
  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Bathroom cleaners and bleach
  • Specialist and troubleshooting products
  • Washing up liquid / dishwasher tablets
  • Air fresheners

View the full range available on www.thecleaningcollective.co.uk

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Introducing Oxy-Gen Powered Air Fresheners

Introducing Oxy-Gen Powered Air Fresheners

Unlike other air fresheners that simply mask odours, Oxy-Gen powered air freshener systems eliminate odours and replace them with pleasant fragrances using an ingredient called Neutralox which is effective on many bad odours, from tobacco and food odours to pet smells and urine/faeces. The Oxy-Gen systems contain no solvents or alcohol and no CFCs or added VOCs or propellants, just 100% fragrance oil, so is perfectly safe for all environments – and friendly to the environment! 

Range of fragrances

The Oxy-Gen air freshener systems come with a huge range of fragrances to suit any property.

Eco-friendly, safe and effective

The bext thing about the Oxy-gen system in that all their products contain no solvents or alcohol and no CFCs or added VOCs of propellants, just 100% fragrance oil! Oxy-Gen systems  remove bad odours then release the scent into the air leaving your property smelling fresher for longer.

Simple to install

The Oxy-Gen systems are easy to use and maintain. The dispensers can be easily wall-mounted using screws or double-sided tape. The refill cartridges are simple to replace using a push and go system. What’s more they look great in any setting. 

Oxy-gen Pro Dispenser and Refills

The Oxy-Gen Pro Dispenser and Grande cartridge contains 35ml of pure fragrance oil (around 7 times more than a standard aerosol can) which can be set to be released over a period of 30, 60 or 90 days depending on the strength required.

Viva!e Dispenser & Refills

Viva!e is the only air freshener in the world to be Carbon Footprint approved which means it has been found to have a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to aerosol air fresheners. It is also 100% recyclable and can be disposed of with your regular plastic waste.

Coronavirus Advice

Coronavirus Advice – February 2020

Following the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus, please find our guidance on how to reduce your risk of infection.

You can find detailed information about how to prevent the spread of infection from Public Health England on Gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control

Hand Hygiene

The overriding advice for the public is to observe good hand hygiene, ensuring you wash hands correctly and frequently. The NHS advises to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds:

Use soap and water to build up a lather in your hands. Ensure all surfaces of the hands are cleaned, including the thumbs, palms, between fingers and fingertips. When you’ve finished washing your hands, rinse off the soap and dry your hands thoroughly. Hands left damp can quickly attract and breed germs.

You can also use an alcohol-based hand rub after washing your hands or in place of soap and water if you cannot get to a sink. Alcohol-based hand sanitisers are not effective at cleaning visibly dirty hands but at levels over 60% alcohol, they are effective at killing 99.9% of bacteria.

GOJO Antimicrobial Foaming Handwash and Purell Advanced Hygienic Hand Rub meet EN 14476+A1 (v.2015).  This means they are effective against enveloped viruses (such as Coronaviruses).

Surface Cleaning

For infection control, the PHE recommends using a neutral detergent followed by a chlorine-based disinfectant and cleaning surfaces regularly, at least daily if caring for someone who is suspected to have contracted Coronavirus. Always use adequate PPE and ensure any staff members caring for a patient are trained in the safe use of PPE. 

Bio Productions Chlorine Sanitising Tablets – 1 tablet dissolved in 1L of water gives 1,000 ppm of available chlorine suitable for disinfecting surfaces such as bathrooms, kitchens, door handles etc.

Safe Zone Plus is a ready to use virucidal disinfectant, easy to use when Chlorine is not suitable.

For further information please read the Public Health advice at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control

Alternatively the World Health Organisation advice can be found here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

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