The new strain of the Coronavirus has been constantly in the news with new cases being diagnosed almost daily around the world. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in both animals and humans. Some infect people and are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases but have only really been known to the general public since the outbreak of the Wuhan strain named after the area in China that it originated in December 2019.

There has been a lot of publicity regarding the fact that the labels on the back of Dettol disinfectant bottles state that it kills influenza and coronavirus. Dettol has now released a statement saying that the claim refers to more common strains of the virus which it has been shown to eliminate and NOT the Wuhan strain.

There is hope though!

Two of the sanitising products that CHANNEL FM regularly use and supply are BS EN 1276 accredited. This means that they are very effective biocides & virucides and will fight the Wuhan strain of Coronavirus among other viruses and bacteria. They have not yet been proven to completely kill the virus but are a very good way to help prevent its transmission.

Both of these sanitising products are used daily in GP Surgeries by our cleaning operatives and are supplied to Primary Schools across Kent so rest assured that we are doing everything in our power and product arsenal to combat the Wuhan Coronavirus.

If you are interested in purchasing either of these products, please email [email protected] for more information.


Mark Cridland

Operations Manager
CHANNEL Facilities Management Ltd
13th February 2020