European Tissue Symposium has brought a collection of cleaning products, tissue paper, and paper towels for its customers. In this festive season, their customers can add these products to the shopping list as they stock up with food and drinks.
2021 is drawing to a close, and what a year it has been! As we look ahead to 2022 and what the future holds, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the time we have been on over the past twelve months and the lessons we have learned for the future.
Cast your mind back to January. The new year began with none of the usual parties and celebrations as much of Europe was in strict lockdown due to the ongoing circulation of Covid-19. And as we progressed through the early months of the year, the picture was very similar. Restrictions on movement and socializing in the home, wearing masks and keeping our distance, and many schools and shops closed.
For the horeca trade, the situation was even more gloomy. Bars and restaurants in many countries were closed until the middle of the year. And while the vaccination programs have brought greater liberty, some countries are experiencing horeca restrictions once again as we fight a fourth wave and the new, emerging Covid variant, Omicron. While we are all hoping that science will continue to keep one step ahead of the virus developments, many people believe that the whole business of entertainment and socializing has nevertheless changed forever.
With health and hygiene top of the agenda, we are all much more aware of what we can do to minimize the spread of infection – keep our distance from others, ensure good ventilation, wash hands and surfaces frequently and dry them with single-use towels.
Paper towels being kept at public places to keep people safe
People working in the catering trade and managing public venues have had to learn a whole new set of rules to keep staff and customers safe. It’s now standard practice to ask customers to disinfect their hands when they arrive and often to show proof of their vaccination or Covid-status. Catering staff has seen their workload increase too as they are obliged to thoroughly disinfect seating areas between each customer and respect stricter hygiene and cleaning protocols throughout the premises.
Have you noticed that extra disinfection posts and paper towels have sprung up in public places to help people stay safe? Public washrooms are also prioritizing single-use towels for hand drying, as scientists have proven that they offer the most hygienic way to dry hands after a visit to the washroom. Some horeca establishments have even disabled their electric dryers because of concerns that they may circulate contaminated air in the room.
As Europe now battles with the Omicron Covid strain, it’s fair to assume that these new hygiene practices are likely to be with us well into the future. Whether you are running a business and wanting to give staff and customers confidence, or just running a home and looking to keep your family and friends safe, remember the new hygiene rules and stick to them during the year ahead.
So don’t forget to add cleaning products, tissue paper, and paper towels to your shopping list as you stock up with food and drinks this festive season. By taking precautions and acting responsibly, we can all contribute to a happy and healthier 2022.