While knowledge surrounding COVID-19 is still in its early stages, preliminary research suggests that contact with the virus via contaminated surfaces serves as a potential source of infection.

In light of this, SOCOTEC’s Environment & Safety Division has introduced a new method for environmental testing, where surfaces are sampled using sterile swabs. These are subsequently analysed for the presence of Sars-CoV-2, the virus strain that causes Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The swabbing technique is suitable for a wide range of environments, including offices, factories, public transport and health care, with the ability to test such surfaces as door/grab handles, light switches, HVAC vents, table/desk tops, office equipment, control panels, seat backs, sinks and toilet cubicles.  

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