As our general level of  concern about the risk of COVID-19 in Australia drops, our focus on effective cleaning and disinfecting should not. We have recently seen how a cleaner in NZ acquired COVID-19 even though they were vaccinated.

Protect your staff. Ensure they maintain safe hand hygiene practices and use hand sanitisers that meets the WHO guidelines for formulation or, even better, a TGA registered product.

Continue to regularly clean and disinfect all surfaces, particularly high touch surfaces i.e., door handles, counter tops, tabletops, EFTPOS units etc. It is very important to have the appropriate infection prevention practices (cleaning, disinfection, and hand hygiene) in place to reduce the risk of staff and/or customers being exposed to pathogenic micro-organisms such as COVID-19.

Microorganisms can be transmitted through contact with contaminated surfaces such as water jugs, eftpos machines, benchtops, tables, chairs and door handles. Good hand hygiene practices and surface disinfection are critical in reducing the risk of contamination in cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Whiteley® offer a range of products suitable for creating a clean and safe environment in hospitality settings. Whiteley is a leading global innovator in infection prevention solutions. We are a family-owned Australian business who have been operating for over 85 years.

Our products include surface cleaners, disinfectants, and hand hygiene products. Viraclean®, manufactured by Whiteley, is proven to kill Coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Viraclean® was the first product approved in Australia with this disinfection claim against the COVID-19 virus.  Viraclean® is a Hospital Grade Disinfectant intended for use on a wide range of surfaces.

Effective surface cleaning, particularly of high touch surfaces (i.e., doorhandles, benchtops) combined with good hand hygiene will assist in protecting your staff. Ensuring hand sanitisers are easily accessible for staff and customers at entry points, order counters and registers, and bathroom exits, will assist in minimising the risk of infection.

Scan QR code to access our hospitality cleaning guide
Scan QR code to access our hospitality cleaning guide

Whiteley’s range of hand hygiene products are manufactured in Australia and include Sanitol™ Jade antibacterial hand sanitiser, the Dermalux range of hand soaps, and Bactol® hand moisturiser.

Sanitol™Jade is a uniquely formulated antibacterial hand sanitiser which contains 70% ethanol. Its rapidly acting formula kills 99.99% of germs, protecting you against a wide range of potentially unsafe micro-organisms.  It has been specially formulated with a natural emollient to replace the skin’s lipids, leaving your hands hygienic, soft, and replenished.

For information on the full range of Whiteley infection prevention solutions please visit our website, call  1800 833 566 or email

The Shout Team

The leading online news service for Australia's beer, wine, spirits and hospitality industries.

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