Three Stratford-upon-Avon restaurants were able to reopen safely thanks to Filta Group’s sanitisation process.
The long-term hygiene solution has already reportedly proved successful in restaurants including The Lambs, The Opposition and The Vinter.
Filta Group technicians completed sanitisation and disinfection of the premises before reopening in July and continue to make ongoing hygiene visits.
The two-step process, which was developed to support the re-opening and continued safety of public spaces, begins with preventative sanitisation to eliminate all enveloped viruses as defined in EN 14476:2013 + A2:2019, claimed to kill 99.99% of microbial activity including bacteria and viruses.
The sanitisation programme is said to benchmark a premises back down to a 0.01% level of contamination. Filta’s technicians are trained in identifying at-risk areas and will apply a broad spectrum sanitiser, paying particular attention to any specific touch points also known ‘high-touch areas’.
The final stage is monitoring, using Filta’s Thermo Guard non-contact temperature screening stations to monitor the temperature of staff and customers before they enter the premises. With alarms to notify upon detection, the technology is aimed at offering accurate and reliable temperature detection without contact, to provide an added layer of protection.
Filta’s technicians continue to make ongoing visits to the restaurants every 30 days as part of a sanitising programme, creating a report after they swab surfaces and use a specialist ATP reader to ensure the premises are hygienically clean.
As part of the service, a trained technician has also educated the restaurants’ cleaners on how to keep the environment sanitised so that cleaners can also maintain their own hygiene measures with an antiviral maintenance pack of Filta’s all-purpose sanitiser.
Filta also offers the services of a retained environmental health expert, who can advise business owners/teachers on the best strategies for maintaining a consistent and effective level of hygiene to keep their premises safe while the Covid-19 infection remains a threat to the community.
Marcos Torres, co-owner of Lambs, The Opposition and The Vintner, said: “We were delighted to be able to reopen to the public in July, but we knew we could only do so if our staff and customers were protected. This is why we engaged Filta, in addition to the implementation of all recommended safety measures and adhering to social distancing.
Speaking at the time of the reopening, Nadhim Zahawi, member of parliament for Stratford-on-Avon, said: “This has been an incredibly difficult time for the hospitality industry, but it’s excellent news that bars and restaurants across Stratford-on-Avon are now able to open their doors once again. Customer service, satisfaction and safety are second nature to these businesses, so I am not the least bit surprised that they are working so hard to follow all the government’s guidance and make their premises Covid-secure using services like the Filta Group’s sanitisation.”
Edward Palin, commercial director of Filta Group, said: “We have supported businesses through their reopening and now we are doing the same to help reduce the risk of ‘stop-start’ lockdowns like we have seen in Leicester, Aberdeen, Greater Manchester and other areas.
“Keeping public spaces as safe as possible is vital to avoid this situation, which is why we have developed our sanitise and monitor solution. When used alongside government-mandated measures such as social distancing and contact tracing, it can help to provide the safe spaces that staff and customers need, protecting both people and businesses in what continues to be a challenging climate.”