Hygiene measures at events remain important
In January and February 2022 , global infection rates reached their highest levels since the beginning of the pandemic. After returning to a relativly low level, the infection rates in summer 2022 are still higher than in 2020 and 2021.
And the virus is still infecting hundreds of thousands of people around the world. In Germany alone, for example, there are still several thousand new Corona infections every day .
It thus remains important that we play it safe when it comes to hygiene. This is especially true at large events. When thousands of people come together in confined spaces to celebrate, not only each individual should observe the recommended protective and hygienic measures – organisers must do this as well.
Planning safe events: hygiene from an organisational perspective
Providing opportunities for hand disinfection
Surface disinfection: Effective protection against germs
Even if protection against the Corona virus is still the focus of attention when planning major events, a good hygiene concept is sensible regardless of the pandemic. After all, many other pathogens can be spread at football matches, concerts or festivals.
A quick reminder: The best friend of viruses, bacteria and co. are surfaces that many people touch. These may be stair railings in stadiums or porta-potty door handles at festivals. And since pathogens are most often transmitted via the hands , extensive surface disinfection in areas we frequently touch is important too.
In the Allianz Arena, for example, stadium staff use HARTMANN Bacillol® 30 Sensitive Tissues on many surfaces. These material-friendly rapid disinfection wipes disinfect a wide variety of surfaces - quickly, easily, and above all, effectively.
Protecting yourself and others: Hygiene from the perspective of visitors
Hand disinfection “on the go”
Unfortunately, when visiting large events, people do not always have access to toilets with running water and soap. Regular festival-goers can tell you a thing or two about this. But not even theatres or museums always provide good opportunities for washing one's hands.
In such situations, disinfectants such as Sterillium® Protect & Care Disinfection Gel Hands or Sterillium® Protect & Care Disinfection Tissues Hands can help, as they fit easily into your pocket and can be taken everywhere. So before biting into your burger the next time you go to an open-air concert, why not disinfect your hands first.
Surface disinfection – when useful
Of course you don't have to disinfect every table or doorknob before touching it. Washing or disinfecting your hands thoroughly is usually sufficient. In some cases, however, it may be useful to disinfect certain surfaces at events.
The best example of this is our smartphones, which are often full of germs. That's why it's a good idea to wipe your mobile phone with a surface disinfectant such as Sterillium® Protect & Care Disinfection Tissues Surface every now and then, especially at events like concerts and festivals. Better yet: leave it in your pocket and just enjoy the music. We promise you won't miss a blurry video of your favourite band later.
 WHO / Statistics on worldwide Corona figures
https://covid19.who.int/ (abgerufen am: 07.07.2022)
 RKI online / Corona cases in Germany
https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/nCoV.html (abgerufen am: 07.07.2022)
 Infektionsschutz.de / information on how to wash hands
https://www.infektionsschutz.de/haendewaschen/ (abgerufen am: 07.07.2022)
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