25 January 2020

Clinell Efficacy Against Wuhan Coronavirus (WN-CoV)

Clinell Efficacy Against Wuhan Coronavirus (WN-CoV)

SP Services isn't just a supplier of wipes, disinfectants and face masks. In conjunction with our trusted manufacturers, we also aim to keep you informed of any developments as they happen.

Wuhan coronavirus is also known as ‘novel coronavirus (nCoV)’ and ‘2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)’. It’s an emerging strain from the same family as those that cause ‘Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV)’ and those responsible for the SARS outbreak in 2003.

The novel coronavirus was first identified on the 7th of January 2020 and the situation is still rapidly evolving. Healthcare providers, national and international organisations are still deliberating. We will be responding to the situation as it develops. This post addresses the efficacy of Clinell Universal Wipes (‘green wipes’) and Clinell Sporicidal Wipes (‘red wipes’) against Wuhan coronavirus.

Choosing the right Clinell wipe is very important

Choosing the right wipe.
Clinell Universal Wipes are effective against coronavirus in just 60 seconds of contact time.

Clinell Sporicidal Wipes are fully virucidal. They're also effective against coronaviruses in a 60 second contact time.

Both are validated against EN14476. Both were tested at Microbac Laboratory, a Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory in the USA. Both were tested against a virulent strain of human coronavirus, not a surrogate.

Unless otherwise indicated, it’s not necessary to move up to Clinell Sporicidal Wipes to prevent the spread of WN-CoV. Clinell Universal Wipes excel against coronavirus.

60 second efficacy.
As both products are effective in 60 seconds, it’s important to understand contact time. Contact time is the length of time the surface being disinfected must remain wet for the disinfectant to work.

Both Clinell Universal Wipes and Clinell Sporicidal Wipes are formulated to keep surfaces wet for the whole contact time. It’s important for users to remember to discard wipe they’re using as it becomes dry or soiled.

No pre-cleaning required.
Both Clinell Universal Wipes and Clinell Sporicidal Wipes are single-step detergent/disinfectant wipes. That means they clean and disinfect in a single action.

This reduces the opportunity for user error and makes sure we’re always delivering an effective dose of disinfectant.

When to use.
For more information about 2019 novel Wuhan coronavirus, please see your local infection prevention team or the latest national or international guidance. World Health Organisation, Centres for Disease Control and Public Health England.

For more information information about product efficacy, please contact us at SP Services for the Clinell Universal Range and Clinell Sporicidal Wipes.

The full range of Clinell products is available from

You can also see our range of face masks and PPE at

Choosing the right Clinell wipe is very important

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