Sanitization of Public Spaces

In the critical phase of COVID-19; community transmission takes place. Hence, it is critical to sanitize public places that witness high number of footfalls (such as community/public toilets, parks, markets, tourist spots etc). Areas such as markets, which are accessible even during lockdown periods need to be sanitised during the lockdown period at regular intervals to contain the risk of further spreading the infection.

In addition, common places where many people gather, such as cinema and marriage halls, cremation grounds, railway stations, bus stands, airports, restaurants and dining areas, art and other exhibition centres, conferences and commercial/market places and mandis; need to be sanitised regularly.

Government has issued advisories to this effect which must be followed by all concerned establishments in the time to come.

Government Advisories and Guidelines

S.No Name of Document Aspect Covered Language Type of Document Organization File Link Total views
1 Advisory for maintaining cleanliness during lockdown period Special cleaning of public places, Safe disposal of waste from quarantined households, Safe disposal of masks and other related waste from non-quarantined households, Welfare and protection of Sanitary workers, and Awareness and enforcement English National Advisory MoHUA, GoI 1
2 Guidelines on disinfection of public places Guidelines on disinfection of: -Indoor areas including office spaces -Outdoor areas -Public toilets Personal Protective Equipment, Handwashing technique and Guidelines for use of mask English National Guideline MoHFW, GoI 1
3 Sanitization and disinfection of DAY-NULM shelters during COVID-19 outbreak Management of the shelters of urban homeless English National Advisory MoHUA, GoI 1
4 Disinfection of public spaces in Smart Cities Inactivating Corona Virus by chemical disinfectants in Public Spaces Cases from different cities English National Advisory MoHUA, GoI 1
5 DRDO develops equipment for effective sanitisation of public spaces Portable Backpack Area Sanitisation Equipment Trolley Mounted Large Area Sanitisation Equipment English National Advisory PIB, GoI 1
6 Advisory for maintaining cleanliness during lockdown period- Telangana Special cleaning of public spaces Safe disposal of waste from quarantined households Awareness and enforcement Advisory to the employees attending office Involvement of SHGs members English State Advisory Government of Telangana 1
7 Advisory for maintenance of cleanliness during lockdown period- Odisha Safety of sanitation workers Absence of duty Special cleaning of public spaces Desludging by cesspool operators garbage vulnerable points Cleanliness of CT/PT Collection of solid waste from households English State Advisory Government of Odisha 1
8 Purchase of PPE for Sanitation workers: Govt of Rajasthan Order letter English State Advisory Government of Rajasthan 1

Practitioners Resources

S.No Name of Document Aspect Covered Language Type of Document Organization File Link Total views
1 Guidelines for Sanitation Workers (CT/PT) Safety measures for CT/PT Operators while cleaning, at fee collection desk, emptying waste bins. Required PPE English Advocacy & Communication IIHS, Bengaluru 1
2 Guidelines for Sanitation Workers (CT/PT) Safety measures for CT/PT Operators while cleaning, fee collection, emptying waste bins etc. Required PPE Hindi Advocacy & Communication IIHS, Bengaluru 1
3 Social distancing at CT images Image showing people practicing Social Distancing at Community Toilet NA Advocacy & Communication CWAS, CEPT Univeristy, Ahmedabad 1
4 SOP for O&M of CT/PT Operation & Maintenance of Toilets: -Cleaning Process to Be Followed by Cleaner -Maintenance -Do’s & Don’ts -Equipment & Supplies English SOP UMC 1
5 Poster on How to disinfect public places in areas reporting COVID19 High footfall and highly densed area, Clean all frequently touched places with disinfectant and how to make Sodium Hypochlorite solution English Advocacy & Communication CSE, Delhi 1
6 Poster on How to disinfect public places in areas reporting COVID19 High footfall and highly densed area, Clean all frequently touched places with disinfectant and how to make Sodium Hypochlorite solution Hindi Advocacy & Communication CSE, Delhi 1
7 Poster on How to disinfect public places in areas reporting COVID19 High footfall and highly densed area, Clean all frequently touched places with disinfectant and how to make Sodium Hypochlorite solution Urdu Advocacy & Communication CSE, Delhi 2
8 Poster on How to disinfect common public places including offices Disinfecting indoor areas, outdoor areas and public toilets. English Advocacy & Communication NIUA 2
9 Poster on How to disinfect common public places including offices Disinfecting indoor areas, outdoor areas and public toilets. Hindi Advocacy & Communication NIUA 1