Enhanced public cleaning program

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

The following comments are attributed to Greater Geelong Director City Services Guy Wilson-Browne:

What cleaning program is the City undertaking to help prevent the spread of coronavirus as more people return to public areas following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions? Is the City further boosting its disinfecting and cleaning efforts?

We introduced an enhanced cleaning program of high-use public spaces on 1 April. From 17 May, 40 additional employees funded by the Victorian Government are also providing extra cleaning and sanitisation measures across the municipality.
Both programs provide assurance to the community that we are doing all we can to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). If restrictions are eased on outdoor activities (such as playgrounds, skate parks, gym equipment) then we will increase our level of service.

What areas are being/will be targeted by cleaners?

The City’s program has provided extra cleaning and sanitisation measures in shopping precincts and high-pedestrian areas, including footpaths, bike racks, bench seats, bus stops and signs.

Will the City’s bolstered cleaning program remain at a higher level for the foreseeable future? When does the City expect it may ease this increased sanitation effort?

We have no plans to reduce the level of service. We will review our provision as restrictions on activities are eased.

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