How do I ensure my house and surroundings are clean?

Regularly cleaning surfaces in your home and maintaining personal hygiene are key ways to reduce the chances of getting COVID-19 and the infection spreading.


The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention provide guidance for a bleach solution using common household ingredients, which will disinfect the home, removing the presence of coronavirus from surfaces. They recommend adding 4 teaspoons of bleach per litre of water or using a 70% alcohol mix. If using supermarket cleaning products, check the label to see if the product disinfects, as not all do.


For more information about cleaning to prevent the spread of COVID-19, read the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations.

Additional ways to protect yourself and others are available on the Australian Government’s website.



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