Sanitisation is mandatory for all businesses in Italy, in accordance with Italian Prime Ministerial Decree of 14 March 2020, as amended.
What does sanitisation involve?
The activity consists of disinfecting all surfaces in the area by saturating them using ozone generators, aerosol/microionisation applicators of high-level, broad spectrum disinfectants, and 180°C saturated steam generators: these are all validated, certified methods used against Sars-CoV-2.
How many times do I have to sanitise?
It depends on the type and status of the activity (open or closed). It should be done at least once, before reopening, repeating the treatment during operations at least fortnightly or monthly, based on the level of presence in the premises.
Cleaning/sanitising? What are the steps?
Daily cleaning guarantees a hygienic environment where pathogens, while present, lose their nutrition and are prevented from spreading uncontrollably. Sanitisation, on the other hand, is a targeted activity which aims to eliminate or significantly reduce the pathogenic agents present. In order to follow the protocol, it is necessary to adopt a daily cleaning programme using specific products, supplemented by periodic disinfection activities.
How can I demonstrate that I have sanitised the areas as required?
At the end of each activity, a technical report will be issued along with a laboratory analysis on sample swabs taken from all treated surfaces in order to check for any bacterial load and validate the disinfection processes carried out. It is also possible to carry out certified analyses on surface swabs to look for the Sars-CoV-2 virus, in addition to the implementation of the regular sanitary surveillance procedures in order to monitor the environment.
Do HVAC systems need to be treated?
Even before COVID-19, it was mandatory to carry out monitoring, regular cleaning and disinfection of HVAC systems in indoor environments. As scientifically shown, these systems play an active role in the transmission of viruses and other pathogens.
It is possible to recover a sum equal to 50% of the amount spent on sanitisation activities in the form of a 2020 tax credit, up to a maximum of € 20,000, until the total € 50 million set aside for the year has been used up.