Q:

Should I isolate or clean items left on my doorstep by delivery people and friends? If yes, how long does the virus live on surfaces?

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Tamsin Ogilvie
The Senate
22 Mar 2020

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  • 22 Mar 2020
  • Yes

    Simple

    It seems sensible if you are a high risk group. Or use gloves to unwrap?

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    Rachel Amos
    The Senate

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  • 22 Mar 2020
  • Yes

    Complex

    I have been researching this, and it would seem sensible especially in high risk households to isolate or clean items left on the doorstep. To summarise: the virus can live for up to 24 hours on cardboard, up to 3 days on plastic or stainless steel. This data is taken from details of recent research https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/0…

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    Tamsin Ogilvie
    The Senate

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