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Elevator Etiquette – How to Reduce the Spread of the Coronavirus

With the Coronavirus recently being declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, now is the time to revise your elevator etiquette.  Elevators can act as great incubators for nasty germs, with a recent study showing that the level of bacteria on elevator buttons is 40 times higher than those on a public toilet seat.

Commuting in elevators is an unavoidable part of most people’s lives, so a list of tips from health authorities has been included below to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus in elevators.

  • Avoid making contact with people. If there is room, try and spread yourselves around the lift car.
  • If the lift is overly crowded, wait for another lift or use the stairs. Health professionals have recommended people keep a 1.5 metre space between them.
  • Use your elbow to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  • Carry hand sanitiser with you and use it before and after travelling in the lift.
  • If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, try and avoid using elevators. Stay home and rest up.

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