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Information regarding COVID-19

This page provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions to help you navigate the challenges the virus poses to keeping your workforce safely hydrated.

Q: Are there any delays with orders?

A: We are managing our supply chain and working tirelessly to make sure our products are available when our customers need them. We are proud to say that we are meeting our obligations as normal with little to no impact to our customers.

Q: Can people catch the Coronavirus from any surface?

A: According to the World Health Organization, the virus spreads from person-to-person via small droplets from the nose or mouth. These droplets spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. The droplets can land on objects and surfaces, which a person may then touch, resulting in the possible transmission of COVID-19 if that person then touches their eyes, nose or mouth. To learn more about coronavirus (COVID-19), see the World Health Organisation guidelines

Q: Does the antimicrobial BioCote® surface protection protect users from COVID-19?

A: BioCote® built-in antimicrobial protection restricts the growth of bacteria and mold around the dispensing area and filter, keeping the dispenser fresher and cleaner for longer. Although proven to reduce microbes by 99.5% within 2 hours, BioCote® is not tested or certified to eliminate COVID-19. We advise regular dispenser cleaning and sanitizing with disinfectant spray or wipes, a strong focus on hand hygiene for all users, as well as following up-to-date guidance from government bodies and health authorities.

Q: Does the Firewall® technology used in Waterlogic machines kill COVID-19?

A: Yes, Firewall has been proven 99.999% effective against the human form of the COVID-19 virus. Waterlogic’s patented Firewall technology has long been recognised for its ability to purify water up to 99.99% virus-free and 99.9999% bacteria-free. In fact, it’s already the world’s most highly certified purification technology. Recent tests conducted by an independent microbiology laboratory demonstrate that Firewall treated water is over 99.999% COVID-19 free right through to the dispensing nozzle, meaning Waterlogic has the world's first COVID-secure water dispensers. Firewall technology prevents viruses, including COVID-19, bacteria and microbial cysts from contaminating drinking water and causing illness.

Q: How can Waterlogic guarantee that shipping dispensers from one location to another does not transfer the Coronavirus into my workplace?

A: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel, and less than 24 hours on cardboard. We maintain safe and hygienic practices throughout our supply chain, and can offer peace of mind that every dispenser is sanitised thoroughly before use by customers.

Q: How is Waterlogic helping to prevent the spread of Coronavirus?

A: Waterlogic follows strict hygiene standards and stringent food handling measures across our factories, warehouses and offices. We have always worked to the highest health and safety protocols and will augment these practices so that our employees and customers always remain safe.

  • Waterlogic has implemented government guidance to create a safe working environment for employees and visitors to our premises. Where necessary, employees are working from home or working shifts to accommodate social distancing measures.
  • Company-wide policy — with frequent reminders — to wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water; especially before eating, after using the bathroom, and after coughing, sneezing or blowing one’s nose
  • Our technicians, delivery drivers and sales representatives follow strict hygiene and social distancing protocols when visiting customer premises. If you prefer, we are able to offer Contactless Account Management Visits through Microsoft Teams.
  • Waterlogic is helping our customers to promote strong messages of social distancing and hygiene around the dispenser with free to download tent cards, stickers and Restart guides, plus a number of additional products to support maintaining a hygienic working environment including hands-free pedals. Take a look at our 'Handy tools' below.
  • Non-essential travel is discouraged, but travel has commenced where it is safe to do so.
Q: Is Waterlogic operating normally?

A: We are open for business and we are committed to providing you with the standard of service you’ve come to expect from us, even during these challenging times. The need for healthy and safe hydration is now more relevant than ever. In fact, during full lockdown we were still able to support initiatives to keep key workers safely hydrated in hospitals, warehouses and food banks. Should there be further government directives that require us to close or limit operations, we will do our best to let you know.

Q: Our office is temporarily closing, and we have a Waterlogic dispenser, what do we do? 

A: If your office is closing for a period, please shut off your Waterlogic water dispenser. When your workplace reopens, we recommend you flush your Waterlogic machine to ensure your first glass of water is freshly filtered.

Q: What is the best way to keep my Waterlogic dispenser clean?

A: Once you have followed the restart procedures, use every opportunity to encourage regular sanitisation of equipment and consumables as well as heightened personal hygiene protocols to help prevent the spread of germs.

  • Wash or sanitise hands with an alcohol-based gel before and after you use your dispenser.
  • Whilst at the dispenser, cover sneezes and coughs to help prevent the spread of germs. We recommend keeping a hand sanitiser and tissues within easy reach of the dispenser, and a bin to dispose of used tissues.
  • Keep a safe distance from others when you fill up at the water dispenser. It is recommended that a distance of at least 1 metre/3ft be maintained at all times.
  • Use a spray disinfectant such as AquaDosa or disposable disinfectant wipes to sanitise your dispenser regularly. Pay particular attention to the dispensing area.
  • All glassware, re-usable bottles, carafes and other drinking vessels must be washed in a dishwasher or glass washer after every use without exception. A second cycle for all items is recommended. If you are using disposable cups, encourage disposal after each use, do not reuse or leave for others to dispose of.
Q: What should we do to start using our dispenser again? 

A: We can help you get safely up-and-running in no time. Follow these restart instructions before using your dispenser, machine or equipment for the first time and take a look at 'What is the best way to keep my Waterlogic dispenser clean?' for tips on maintaining enhanced hygiene and social distancing protocols:

  • Turn your machine back on and allow at least one hour before using to provide sufficient time for the heating and cooling of the water to take place. Turn the water and CO2 gas supply back on if either has been turned off.
  • Dispense a minimum of 5 litres/1 gallon each of ambient, cold and sparkling water, and 3 litres/0.6 gallons minimum of hot water. You may need to flush more water to meet taste preference. Dispose of the water.
  • Flushing helps to remove stagnated water from the system. For sparkling units, flushing also clears any possible air bubbles that may have formed in the water lines. Changes in temperature and exposure to light can also affect taste and odour.
  • Sanitise all external surfaces of the machine, including all nozzles/taps/tap handles, decals, drip trays and fonts using a food grade sanitiser such as AquaDosa.
  • For dispensers using Reverse Osmosis, run these units every other day to keep the membranes fresh and primed, and to ensure that any water in the tank is used. Check tank pressures and re-pressurise if appropriate.
  • Wash all glassware, re-usable bottles, carafes and other drinking vessels by hand using hot water and dishwashing liquid, then rinse. Place in a dishwasher or glass washer and run through two wash cycles to clear any residue.

Handy tools to help you get up-and-running

Visit our restart page where you can find:

  • Water dispensers in the workplace
    This paper offers practical insights and measures to help authorities and organisations set the necessary protocols to mitigate the risks of water dispensers in the workplace.
  • Dispenser restart and usage guide
    A handy guide to getting you back up-and-running with a strong focus on hygiene and social distancing to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Point of dispense material
    Help promote strong messages of social distancing and hygiene around your dispenser with free to download tent cards and stickers.

Plus a number of additional products to support maintaining a hygienic working environment and promoting social distancing measures around the water dispenser.