We all know that to prevent the spread of COVID-19 it’s crucial for us to wash our hands and keep surfaces sanitised, right?
But for healthcare workers, there’s an added level of precaution required. It’s also important to wash your scrubs after every shift. Experts are suggesting that medical staff wash their uniforms at 60 degrees Celcius after each and every shift.
This is extremely sensible advice for obvious reasons. But the problem is that most scrubs are not manufactured to withstand constant washing at high heat.
That’s why here at Infectious, we’re proud to be launching our Dickies Industrial Strength Scrubs! Specially designed to withstand regular high-temperature laundering, these scrubs are ultra-tough and made to last.
We hope these new scrubs will help you stay healthy and comfortable during this extremely challenging time. In this blog, we also want to outline 5 important tips for maintaining a healthy home after each shift ends.
1 - Do not shake clothes before laundering
While it can be a natural habit to shake out dirty laundry, this can actually disperse the virus through the air.
Your safest option is to place your dirty uniform directly into the washing machine without doing any other pre-wash routines.
2 - Line your laundry hamper with a washable or disposable bag
As we throw our dirty clothes into our laundry hamper we could be creating a contaminated area and spreading the virus. Your best bet is to use a disposable (or washable) lining to prevent this.
By washing or throwing away your laundry liner you can avoid passing any germs to members of your household who may be digging around in the laundry basket.
3 - Keep potentially contaminated laundry separate from your other laundry
Many households have one main laundry hamper for all washing. During the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s a good idea to store your dirty uniform (and any other potentially contaminated clothing) in a separate hamper until you wash it.
This way you can avoid any build-up of germs and ensure other members of your family aren’t having their clothes infected.
4 - Leave your work shoes in a designated place
Another great idea is to take off your shoes as soon as you arrive home and either leave them in your car or in your garage.
Shoes are notorious for collecting germs, and following this simple ritual could prevent you from walking the virus right into your home.
5 - Be sure to wash your laundry at 60 degrees Celsius
As we discussed above, experts are recommending we wash our scrubs at 60 degrees to effectively kill any germs.
If you’re looking for durable and stylish scrubs that are specially designed to withstand this kind of wash cycle, we have you covered!
With a wide range of sizes and colours, you can explore our new Industrial Strength Scrubs here.
Following these simple steps could help to keep you and your household safe during these challenging times.
Here at Infectious, we are so incredibly grateful for every single healthcare worker in our amazing community!
Our thoughts are with you in the coming weeks and months. And we’re here to help in any (and every) way we can including the supply of hot wash scrubs for men and women.