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The Solution to Preventing the Spread of Covid-19 in Prisons

According to the World Health Organisation, people deprived of their liberty, such as people in prisons and other places of detention, are likely to be more vulnerable to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak than the general population because of the confined conditions in which they live together for prolonged periods of time.


They also state that prisons and similar settings where people are gathered in close proximity may act as a source of infection, amplification and spread of infectious diseases within and beyond these institutions


Outbreak in Perth Prison

Just last week, the BBC reported that an outbreak of coronavirus has hit a Scottish prison, with nearly 100 inmates affected so far.


The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) said 97 prisoners at HMP Perth had tested positive for the virus. As a result, all inmates are having to self-isolate while mass testing gets under way.


UV-C Disinfection Robots in US Prisons

Interestingly, in the US prisons and jails are increasingly turning to UVC technology to reduce the organisms that contribute to new infections.

For example, the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis, Indiana, used bleach as a disinfectant before the pandemic but it wasn’t always possible for prisoners to leave it on surfaces, such as walls, long enough to work. Now, in addition to chemical disinfection, officers run the UVC machines, which the county bought at the end of April. Read more here https://www.themarshallproject.org/2020/05/13/jails-turn-to-uvc-robots-to-fight-coronavirus


The Disinfection Solution for Prisons in the UK


The number of inmates affected by the coronavirus in Perth prison should be a huge cause of concern for other prisons across the UK.


One solution for those who are responsible for health and safety in these environments is to invest in their own UVC Disinfection Robots supported by Ozone from Evolve Raybotix.

We are a UK supplier of these ground-breaking robots which are now classified as a ‘medical device’, using UVC light supported by Ozone gas to destroy microorganisms’ DNA structures, quickly and safely eradicating 99.9% of harmful bacteria and viruses in an environmentally friendly and chemical-free way.


Evolve Raybotix robots can be programmed to schedule a disinfection of a prison cell or communal area for example either remotely or manually to allow for a sanitisation process whilst areas of the prison are not in use. Through the use of Lidar sensors, our Raybotix robots will map a surrounding area before the disinfection cycle begins which allows for the pinpointing of optimum positioning of the machine.


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