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Disinfectants

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 128108, tabled on 10 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Health and Safety Executive’s updated guidance for manufacturers and suppliers on surface disinfectant; and whether his Department plans to include similar recommendations in its healthcare guidance for the 2020 festive period.

Answered on

14 January 2021

While there has been no specific assessment, Public Health England has published guidance on how to disinfect and sanitise non-healthcare settings, including offices and public spaces, which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-decontamination-in-non-healthcare-settings/covid-19-decontamination-in-non-healthcare-settings

The Department has published guidance to support the ‘Hands. Face. Space’ public information campaign for winter 2020. This guidance is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-campaign-to-prevent-spread-of-coronavirus-indoors-this-winter