Wimbledon Common Golf Club in south-west London has become the first golf club in the UK to use a revolutionary technology to provide an extra layer of virus protection to its members, staff and visitors.
Nanospike uses a special antimicrobial coating which can be applied to virtually any surface including equipment, furniture and touchpoints. It creates an inhospitable environment for viruses and bacteria by impaling them on microscopic nanospikes, which penetrate and destroy cell membranes. The treatment lasts for up to ninety days, and is not affected by the regular cleaning cycle; in fact, only abrasion will remove it.
Emma Pope, the General Manager or Wimbledon Common Golf Club said: “We have taken every step we can to ensure that our club house is Covid-secure, and this seemed a logical extra level. We got the whole bar area treated; the process was very simple and it dried quickly. The coating is so thin you can’t actually see it’s there.”
Chris Hutber, one of the founders of Nanospike said: “This is a really exciting technology that will make our clients’ equipment and premises safer for them and their customers. Unlike disinfecting, Nanospike provides protection for up to three months, and so gives people confidence that the surfaces they are touching are being kept hygienic. It’s not just a once off clean, the microorganisms continue to be eliminated all day every day.”
Because the technology is mechanical rather that chemical, nothing leaches into the environment. Nanospike it safe in food preparation environments, and, since it is colourless and odourless, does not stain fabrics. It is even being used to treat facemasks, making them safer when reused.
Nanospike is accredited by Safer Space® for providing the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. In turn Nanospike is able to certify that an individual work place or venue is a Safer Space®, providing stickers to prove the steps the owners have taken to create a safer environment.