As indoor hospitality is welcomed back with open arms this week, the vast minefield of hygiene and cleanliness and the challenge posed to these establishments has returned.

All hospitality organisations must conform to Government regulations, known as the STEP system – brought into law by the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) England Regulations 2021.

At the start of the STEP system is a risk assessment of establishments and confirmation to COVID-19 secure guidelines. For the hospitality sector, this covers individual operations and risk measures covering:

  • Frequency of handwashing and hand hygiene
  • Surface cleaning
  • Food preparation, cooking and serving

Good hygiene is vital to the reduction of transmission. In line with Government guidelines, team members should wash their hands regularly or use a suitable approved hand gel during their time at work. Surfaces should be periodically cleaned with a Quat-free, biguanide-free, alcohol-free, and taint-free substance to maintain safety standards, kill 99.999% of harmful substances, and protect against re-infection.

The kitchen environment can be a challenge, and every establishment is different. When undertaking a risk assessment, hospitality providers should identify solutions that meet their unique needs, from the frequency of cleaning to the safe use of products for the hospitality environment.

Dirteeze offers an extensive range of solutions designed specifically for the hospitality sector.  Our Quat-Free Food Surface Sanitising Wipes come in handy packs, tubs or giant buckets to support establishments to maintain a clean environment both front and back of house. Our wipes are fully BPR compliant giving maximum kill and protection rates.  Our 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitising Gel is approved to medical standards and available in a range of sizes for placement throughout hospitality outlets providing a safe and reassuring solution for both customers and team members.

For advice and support on the solutions your establishment may need, contact the team at Dirteeze to find out more. You can also access the following resources for help with risk assessments and COVID-19 Secure compliance below.

Useful resources:

Government website


Hospitality UK