Will You Thank Your Cleaner this October?
Every day, tens of thousands of hard-working cleaners keep offices, hospitals, retail stores, schools and other buildings clean.
Nearly three years into living with COVID and people continue to prioritise the cleanliness of their environment. Since the pandemic hit, the vital role of professional cleaners is more evident than ever, as they keep our spaces safe and hygienic.
Wednesday 19th October is Thank Your Cleaner Day™ and as one of Australia’s largest commercial cleaning businesses, GJK will be honouring our hard-working cleaners. On this special day, we ask you to also extend your appreciation to the cleaners who have kept your spaces clean. As the ‘unsung’ heroes of the pandemic, they deserve our thanks!
Thank Your Cleaner Day™
Thank Your Cleaner Day is a special day dedicated to all cleaners. Beginning in New Zealand in 2015, the day is now celebrated in more than 20 countries worldwide. General awareness of Thank Your Cleaner Day has grown in Australia too, and businesses are making concerted efforts to let their cleaning staff know they value their work. Appreciation is shown in different ways: it might be a little gift, a morning tea, or just a note to say thank you – it doesn’t take much to make someone feel valued!
The Importance of Cleaning during COVID
During the pandemic, commercial cleaning companies played a major role in keeping the virus at bay. Indeed, proper COVID-19 cleaning delivered by professional cleaners eliminated pathogens and minimised transmission in workplaces and public spaces considerably.
With high vaccination rates, many believe the worst of COVID-19 is behind us. It’s important to remember however that Australia is still recording over 5,500 average daily cases and hundreds of hospitalisations in 20221. New strains of the virus also continue to emerge, which presents new risks. Cleaning remains vital in controlling not only COVID-19 but germs in general, so workplaces need to continue to invest in facility cleaning services, to keep staff and visitors safe.
Every day, tens of thousands of hard-working cleaners keep offices, hospitals, retail stores, schools, and other buildings clean. They often work ‘unsociable hours’ such as night shifts or in the early hours of the morning, to ensure there is little disruption to your operations.
When the pandemic was at its worst in Australia, there were tens of thousands of cases. Despite this, cleaners showed up to work every day to sanitise and decontaminate surfaces to help keep the virus from spreading. They had to quickly learn new procedures in infection prevention and undergo intensive training to deliver COVID-cleaning properly. They would provide deep cleaning services at a moment’s notice if there was a case or suspected case of COVID-19 on the premises. Cleaners would also provide essential consumables such as hand sanitisers and wipes and deliver touchpoint cleaning, so people would feel safe in their workplaces. Their diligent work not only ensured a reduction in virus transfer but also meant that essential businesses could continue to operate.
Celebrate This October!
For all they have done to keep our spaces safe and hygienic, cleaners across Australia should be acknowledged. So, on the 19th of October, if you see a cleaner stop and say ‘Thank You to show our appreciation.
To find more information on Thank Your Cleaner Day™, head on over to thankyourcleanerday.com