Hull Collegiate School

Nano coating technology proven to protect school pupils, staff and parents - Cicada Antimicrobial Surface Protection

Nano coating technology proven to protect school pupils, staff and parents – Cicada Antimicrobial Surface Protection

Independent surface protection efficacy testing on Cicada Antimicrobial Surface Protection – powered by Liquid Guard® Technology* – has proven antiviral efficacy against SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.

A variety of organisations in the education sector have chosen this innovative method, which maintains effectiveness for 12 months, to protect pupils and staff from infection transmission from touch surfaces.

Independent laboratory tests had already proved the efficacy of Liquid Guard® against TGEV coronavirus and a host of other bacterial and viral infections including Influenza A, E.coli, MRSA, Streptococcus and Staphylococcus. Further independent tests have now confirmed the product’s anti-viral efficacy against SARS-CoV-2.

The product is a permanent bond, long-term antimicrobial, nano coating that is leading to the establishment of a new best-practice in reducing microbial transmission, continuously self-disinfecting for twelve months or more. Cicada Antimicrobial Surface Protection is powered by a break-through in technology which was awarded German innovation of the year (2019). It can be used in any public areas and has been dermatologically tested, classed as ‘excellent’ in terms of compatibility with skin contact.

Pupil safety is the highest priority at Hull Collegiate School, where additional measures to create the safest environment possible are in place.

Whilst appraising existing health and safety procedures and cleaning methods in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Hull Collegiate Leadership Team felt the extra level of protection for all touch surfaces, had potential to reduce the threat of infections in the school environment.

Applied to a wide range of touch surfaces at Hull Collegiate School, Cicada Antimicrobial Surface Protection vastly reduces the risk of hand-surface-hand microbial transmission – this includes entrances and exits, bannisters, dining and kitchen areas, washrooms and toilets, nursery, staff rooms and first aid room.

Senior Deputy Head Chris Wainman commented:

“In line with Government guidance we want to provide pupils with the safest possible environment. The health and safety of pupils and staff has been at the forefront of our decision to use Cicada Antimicrobial Surface Protection. The use of this treatment gives us confidence that we are taking every possible measure to protect pupils and their families.”

“Traditional disinfection and cleaning methods have limitations in busy areas such as walkways, entrances, dining and washroom facilities. Surface disinfection only kills the bacteria and viruses that are present on surfaces at that moment in time. Once the sanitising process is complete and people return to the area, they bring with them transient microbes, that are then immediately deposited through hand-surface-hand contact to any surface touched, and therefore continue the spread of infections.”