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Helping to keep you safe: Doubling production of our best-selling sanitizing mat

As gyms & saunas across Europe begin to open their doors for the first time in several months, there will need to be a lot of changes put in place in order to adhere to the strict safety guidelines for customers and staff.

Promoting a safe environment in your gym:

1. Ensure proper ventilation

Ventilation is an important factor that is often overlooked. COVID particles can float in the air in a room that is poorly ventilated, increasing the risk of rapid infection.  Make sure you have good ventilation in place either through an extraction system or ensuring airflow by opening windows and doors.

2. Sanitizing equipment 

Use a disinfectant solution to wipe down equipment after every single use and to also sanitize high-touch areas such as door handles, taps, bathrooms, showers, water stations etc.  You should make sure that signage and sanitizing stations are placed throughout for easy identification.  Ensure customers and staff are strictly following the guidelines. It's a matter of the safety of yourself and everyone around you.

3. Signage & floor marking

Ensure signage is placed and sanitizing stations are placed throughout for easy identification.

4. Don't forget the floor! 

Hygienic and sanitizing matting can be used at entrances and inside locker rooms to prevent the spread of bacteria.  Our range of locker room matting is antimicrobial and be easily washed down and cleaned with the added benefit of keeping feet from the cold ground and from touching groundwater from showers etc.

A recent study by the CDC (Center for Disease Control), found that COVID-19 droplets can travel in the air up to 4 meters (13 feet)! When someone who is infected coughs or sneezes, the virus droplets land on the ground to then be walked over and carried further to other areas on shoes. The CDC conducted its test at Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, China in the centre of the coronavirus outbreak.

The research team discovered the virus on floors, computer mice, trash cans, sickbed handrails and doorknobs. What is most revealing in their study is that half of the medical teams’ shoes tested positive for the virus.

Even more shocking, was that the floor in the hospital pharmacy, where no patients are allowed or had been, had a 100% rate of positive results for COVID-19. Meaning the virus was being spread from the floors in the wards by the medical team on their shoes. This also means that the medical team, patients, visitors, cleaners and anyone else working in the hospital could also take the virus home with them on their shoes.

Someone with the virus coughs or sneezes in the supermarket and some droplets land on the floor, this is then walked through by someone else, the virus transfers to their shoes, and they then leave the store, get into their car where the virus is spread again to their car floor, and they then enter their homes with the virus still on their shoes. The CDC concluded at the end of their study that stricter measures should be taken to sanitize footwear.

Disinfect Shoes at the Door

At Notrax® we have several disinfectant matting solutions to help you further prevent the spread of COVID-19. Based on the resounding success of our 346 Sani-Trax™ sanitizing mat which has been used in the food industry for decades and often used as a defence to keep out contaminants in this industry during outbreaks of bird flu and other infectious viruses, our R&D has been working tirelessly to incorporate this solution into our entrance matting system to create a quick and easy disinfection solution for all entrances as a way to prevent further spreading of the COVID-19 virus.

Whereas before our entrance matting systems had three specific zones dedicated to scraping, cleaning and drying, the impact of the new COVID-19 virus and recent research on the spreading of the virus via shoes and other surfaces, has raised the need for an additional zone, namely sanitation, to prevent any bacteria from entering the facility or home.

Naturally Notrax®

We do not just manufacture matting.  We focus on customer problems and working together with them to create a matting product that would resolve the issue.  And if we don’t have the perfect product, then our research and development team takes over with a new product design process.  We are constantly developing products to address new issues that arise in the market. 

Our R&D has been working tirelessly to incorporate this solution into our entrance matting system to create a quick and easy disinfection solution for all entrances as a way to prevent further spreading of the COVID-19 virus.

As COVID-19 continues to impact industries across the world, we are working with our customers to develop a new range of sanitizing entrance matting.  Stay tuned….