The ongoing spread of coronavirus has led to some inquiries about how Meeting Park is prepared for this. With over 10 years of experience, Meeting Park has already prepared during the flu seasons with intensified clean-up, which has been slightly enhanced. For Meeting Park, safety has always been a basic starting point, and we take all safety issues seriously. Here is a summary of the basic information and tips below.
Preparation and instructions
Meeting Park's primary duty is always to ensure the health and safety of its customers, tenants and employees in all its facilities and activities.
With 10 years of experience, Meeting Park has already in December introduced normal flu-enhanced seasonal cleaning, which has been slightly enhanced. In this context, cleaning times have been added, while disinfection of the most common door handles, etc., has been added to be performed in the middle of the day, in conjunction with the normal cleaning of Meeting Rooms. We have also increased the availability of handcrafts in restrooms, kitchens, lobbies and meeting rooms.
After each meeting, disinfect / wipe eg. meeting room;
- table tops
- chair armrests and upper backrests
- door handles (inside and outside)
- remote controls and plastic end of HDMI cable (gripping)
Every weekday 3-4 times daily disinfected / wiped;
- lift buttons (inside and outside)
- exterior door handles (inside and outside)
- Toilet handles (inside and outside)
- Toilet water taps
- and other items that are regularly addressed by customers
Meeting Park has already brought disinfectants at the entrances, for example, for use by clients coming to meetings.
Limitations and instructions
Persons subject to quarantine must NOT enter Meeting Park premises.
If a person working on the premises of a Meeting Park tenant becomes infected with the Corona virus and / or is quarantined by a close associate, the Meeting Park staff should be notified immediately. as a normal precaution, carry out basic cleaning and disinfection on the premises in question. In the event of illness, other persons working in the same premises (rooms) are automatically subject to quarantine by the authorities.
We also ask anyone with and close contact with influenza and other communicable diseases to always be aware of the normal risks of infection and to stay away at home.
Meeting Park can also help you organize video conferencing to use also with a laptop or smartphone only, which greatly facilitates remote attendance at meetings, workshops or training sessions. For example, the cost of attending a video conference (remotely) is only € 20.00 / hour + VAT, regardless of the number of people. You might also want to ask about webcasts. For more information please contact our staff on 010 5011 501 and helsinki (a) meetingpark.fi.
What is it all about?
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that have been found in both humans and animals, and usually cause mild respiratory infections. In December, cases of pneumonia, identified as the cause of a new coronavirus, COVID-19, were found in China, but in many ways are very influenza-like.
Coronavirus is primarily transmitted as a droplet infection when the patient coughs or sneezes. It is possible that the virus is also transmitted through contact. Coronaviruses do not survive on surfaces or in the air for days. No transmissible infections have been detected. The incubation period is 2 to 12 days, with an average of 4 to 5 days.
According to the report, approximately 81% of reported cases were mild to normal, 14% reported pneumonia and / or dyspnoea, and approximately 1.4 % (WHO updated on 6. March) of the patients have so far died from their disease, the vast majority of whom are elderly men with some underlying disease. In comparison: The mortality rate in the SARS epidemic was over 10%.
According to the WHO, 80% of those infected with coronavirus survive without medical treatment. Some get infected but do not have symptoms and do not feel sick. In patients with mild symptoms, the disease has healed within 2 weeks. The recovery time for those suffering from severe and critical symptoms is 3-6 weeks.
Coronavirus infections are prevented in the same way as other respiratory tract infections. Good hand hygiene should be a priority. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand rinse. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth unless you have just washed your hands.
Fever, cough, shortness of breath, myalgia and fatigue. If you suspect that you have been dealing with a person who may be suffering from a viral infection and that you develop fever and respiratory symptoms within 14 days of the appointment, contact your local health center, occupational health care or emergency medical service first. There you will find instructions on how to seek treatment.
From the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) website:
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