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What is it?

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans. It was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.

Examples of coronaviruses include:

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS – first reported in 2012) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS – first reported in 2002).

What are the symptoms?

Information from the World Health Organization Website

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

How can you protect yourself?

Information from the World Health Organization website.

Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses.

Practice respiratory hygiene
This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.


For more information on COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization Website


Can NCH Products kill COVID-19 Coronavirus?

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus and not yet available for commercial testing. NCH, along with all other manufacturers, is currently not able to confirm effectiveness of our products against this new strain until commercial testing becomes available.

How can NCH Help?

Based on the WHO guidance, maintaining good basic hygiene and having good procedures in place is key.

NCH can provide a range of hand sanitizing washes (Hand Sanitizer) and alcohol based hand rub (Healthy Hands with Aloe II).

In addition NCH provides a wide range of surface disinfection products including Domino, an alcohol based surface sanitizer, and our Everbrite range of powerful surface disinfectants.


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Healthy Hands with Aloe II
Instant anti-bacterial alcohol based hand rub

  • Contains more than 70% alcohol
  • Kills germs on contact
  • Proven Effectiveness: Bactericidal according to EN 1276 and EN 12054
  • Fast, simple, easy to use
  • Clear green gel
sanitizer product

Hand Sanitizer
Anti-microbial skin cleaner

  • Kills germs
  • Deep cleaning
  • Mild, non-irritating
  • Free rinsing
  • Fragrance free
  • Effective against MRSA
everbrite product

A range of general purpose disinfectant cleaners

  • Powerful disinfectant effective against a wide spectrum of viruses, bacteria, fungi and yeast
  • Cleans, sanitises and disinfects
  • Free rinsing
  • Eliminates odour
domino product

Alcohol surface sanitizer

  • Safe for food surfaces, requires no rinsing
  • Ready to use
  • Evaporates fast
  • Biodegradable
  • Broad effectiveness range

Whilst our products have not been specifically tested against Covid-19 Coronavirus, our disinfectant products will help maintain good hygiene practice in accordance with the latest WHO advice.

For information on our hand and surface sanitiser stock availability please click here.