How to Protect Your Loved ones from COVID19 in your home #AskEtchells

COVID 19 has caused panic, uncertainty and in some cases anxiety among South Africans and the Globe over.

We want to contribute in helping ease these feelings by giving advice on sanitizing your home and taking necessary precautions over the next 21 days.  

The main idea is to be more mindful about your sanitation and cleanliness even in your own home. It has been stated that the virus can stay on surfaces anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

So, what are the best ways of cleaning our surfaces and preventing infection?

Its starts from the moment you walk into your front door:

  • Leave a designated area to take off your shoes and coats near the entrance of your door.
  • Try leave a spray bottle of cleaning solution that contains bleach by your front door and spray the soles of your shoes if you have been out of your home.
  • Wash your coats, jackets, and clothes more often than you would normally do. Steaming your clothes and coats is another option.
  • Wash your hands and follow the 20 second rule. Use soap and water and a paper towel to wipe off and close the tap when you’re done.
  • Disinfect your mobile phone as often as possible.
  • Use rubber gloves while cleaning if you can. Make sure to disinfect or wash your gloves afterwards.
  • Use a bleach-based product to clean high traffic surfaces such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks, fridges/freezers, microwaves and tv remotes.
  • Spray the surface and wait for a few minutes and then wipe away.
  • When mopping the floors, make sure to change the water more frequently, as well as the cloth or mop head. It makes no sense to keep moving the germs around from room to room.
  • You could avoid cross contamination by using different color cloths for different areas. (make sure that these are constantly washed too)
  • If your kids play with any toys, please make sure to at least soak them in some dish washer once a day.


Take Care of yourself and those around you, remember, we are all in this together.

Here’s a little infographic that we found on social media: