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How to keep your space clean according to a hygiene expert

Daily cleaning of surfaces, keyboards and screens is recommended, especially if you're sharing it with others in your household: iStock
Daily cleaning of surfaces, keyboards and screens is recommended, especially if you’re sharing it with others in your household: iStock

As lockdown eases and plans to socialise with family and friends at newly opened pubs and restaurants become more frequent, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to keep the spaces you inhabit clean.

When out and about it’s strongly advised by the World Health Organisation and the UK government to use hand sanitiser (fwe’ve rounded up ones you can buy online here) along with face coverings which are already mandatory on public transport, and from 24 July, in shops and supermarkets.

But when you’re at home, there are also measures you can take to minimise any risk of transmission from contaminated surfaces.

A news release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that: “Based on data from lab studies on Covid-19 and what we know about

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This tiny gadget is designed to keep your hands clean while running errands

We rely on our hands for everything from opening doors to pressing the elevator button. If you’re trying to limit your contact with shared surfaces while running essential errands, you may run into some problems when using a keypad to pay for groceries or using the ATM.

As we attempt to reduce our contact with germs, finding useful tools and tricks to prevent the spread of bacteria is important. A new device called the KeySmart CleanKey is starting to generate some buzz online, as it’s a tool designed to help keep your hands clear of shared surfaces. The key’s pointed edge can be used for touch screens and other similar surfaces, and it also has a handy hook that can help open doors.

We wanted to find out if the popular device is worth the hype, so we spoke with microbiologist and host of the “Super Awesome Science Show” Jason

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