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Technical Information Bulletin – COVID – 19

 

Can the COVID-19 virus spread through pools and hot tubs?
The USA Department of Health & Human Services, Centre for Disease Control has issued this statement:

“There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”

Can spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body kill the new coronavirus?

The World Health Organisation states on its website:
“No. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth). Be aware that both alcohol and chlorine can be useful to disinfect surfaces, but they need to be used under appropriate recommendations.”

Australian and New Zealand Governments:
Currently, there is no official position from the Australian or New Zealand governments. We will continue to monitor and follow the advice of the appropriate authorities, as information changes.

References
htps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html
htps://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters
htps://www.who.int/water_sanitaon_health/publicaons/safe-recreaonal-water-guidelines-2/en/
htps://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
htps://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-condions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

The above information is supplied by BioLab Australia Pty Ltd / BioLab New Zealand Ltd and represents its best interpretation of available technical information at the time of preparation. The sole purpose is to supply factual information to BioLab’s customers. It is not to be taken out of context nor used as support for any other claim not made herein.