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COVID-19 update: Government joins WHO and CDC in confirming safe use of hand dryers during pandemic

Published 3rd July, 2020 by Neil Nixon

COVID-19 update: Government joins WHO and CDC in confirming safe use of hand dryers during pandemic

The UK government has joined global health experts, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in approving the use of hand dryers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows a campaign from the hand drying industry requesting government to update its official guidelines.

The government’s ‘Working safely during Coronavirus’ guidance was released in early May to ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. The information now states that, to help everyone keep good hygiene throughout the working day, businesses should provide hand drying facilities in the form of either paper towels or electrical dryers.

The guidelines previously only cited paper towels but, following an appeal from numerous industry organisations, including Airdri, for the use of hand dryers to be considered, the latest version now follows the same advice as the WHO and CDC.

www.airdri.com

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http://www.airdri.com