South Point has recently completed a large-scale decontamination and sanitisation programme across its national portfolio, implemented by specialist cleaning company, Sanitech. The first phase saw a deep-cleaning of all buildings in which students are currently housed during South Africa’s five-week lockdown. Says South Point’s national facilities executive, Anjoh Poolton, “This is part of South Point’s commitment to lower any risk of infection among students, while ensuring that our living spaces are as safe as possible. While the vast majority of students have returned home during the lockdown, we also understand there’s the need for us to continue providing a safe home-away-from-home for those students who were unable to leave due to various reasons. When and where possible, due to limited supplies, we have also been issuing students masks and gloves.”
Looking ahead, the decontamination and sanitisation programme will be carried out on a weekly basis. It’s an intensive programme that includes micro-cleaning against all human touch-points (e.g. rails, buttons, kitchen and bathroom surfaces) as well as a macro-cleaning fogging process, which addresses the environment and less-/non-touched surfaces (e.g. floors, walls and ceilings).
While the current focus is on South Point’s residential buildings that are currently inhabited, the programme will also roll out to include regional residential buildings that are uninhabited, as well as its Braamfontein commercial spaces including South Point Central, the company’s head office, and South Point Cnr, a fully-tenanted 9-storey office block.
South Point fully supports Government’s ongoing endeavour to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa and the company continues to proactively work to assist with and contribute to this national effort.