Will the hand sanitiser be pedal operated to avoid touching?
The hand sanitiser dispenser will be hand operated and similar to those used in hospitals, for example. That means touching the dispenser and then being able to sanitise your hands immediately afterwards. The dispensers will also be disinfected regularly throughout the day therefore further reducing the risk of virus transmission.
Will you be looking at the hand driers as they can spread the virus?
All accessible WCs will have hand towels installed, this is because the hand driers may be impractical for some individuals to use, however there are no plans to decommission hand driers across campus. The WHO advice remains to dry your hands using a paper towel or a warm air drier.
Decommissioning hand driers is not possible in all toilet facilities due to the shortage of space for waste bins. In addition, the introduction of hand towels does create more blockages and subsequently put toilets out of use more frequently. The installation of additional dispensers and removal of dryers in all toilets across campus will not only add to the growing financial cost but also has negative environmental impacts as well.
Where toilet facilities are limited resulting in queueing, will temporary toilets be provided?
At this stage we have no plans to introduce additional, temporary toilet and washroom facilities. All toilet facilities will have dispensers located outside their entrance and additional cleaning has been introduced throughout the day.
All toilets will have signs on the external door to remind users to be alert and comply with social distancing. It is important that we all work together as a community by acting sensibly and safely.
In essence, it’s about security being everyone’s responsibility within our community.