Businesses told to flush out water supply before re-opening to avoid potentially deadly Legionella bacteria. Dental practices, hairdressers, offices, gyms and hotels should take action to avoid spreading the Legionella bacteria, says PHE.
New guidance document for building owners is issued.
What is the risk?
During the COVID-19 lockdown, many businesses have had to close to protect public health and reduce the spread of the virus. However, as businesses start to re-open it is important that public health continues to be protected and the issues surrounding Legionella in water systems are considered ....
COVID-19 has plunged the country into crisis and while everyone is aware of the health and safety issues relating to the country's population, it is also important to consider the knock-on effect it is having on the water systems in buildings being shut down temporarily. We have, therefore, compiled this guide for the Dutyholder which incorporates advice form the Government and other regulatory bodies about what should be done to minimise the proliferation of legionella, pseudomonas and other bacteria in water systems.
As the national situation around coronavirus COVID -19 continues to evolve and the advice is updated, we are keen to confirm our current service delivery objectives.
We continue to take a calm and precautionary approach to ensure the best service delivery outcome possible for all our customers and have a desire to help where we can with this current situation.
We are trying our very best in difficult conditions to prioritise our workload so that our water hygiene engineers and technicians can respond in a timely fashion to customer urgent requests, particularly in relation to legionella control.
Legionellosis is a bacterial disease affecting the respiratory system, so it is essential that stringent water hygiene is maintained to ensure the current problem is not compounded.
In saying this we recognise there is a fine line between maintaining vital services and containing the spread of the COVID – 19 virus and Goodwater will work tirelessly, using best practices, to meet individual contract requirements.
If you have any queries or we can further support and help in any way please call your Account Manager directly, or our main number 0118-9735003, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support.