Increasing use of facilities, removal of mask requirements and social distancing, along with reduced manual cleaning both increases risk of catching infection, and many of us may be even more reluctant to reuse facilities, hampering footfall and therefore potentially revenue for many owners.
It is irrelevant how clean the lift appears, a proportion of people are reluctant to use busy lifts for fear of catching something from current or previous occupants. There seems to be no hardcore of users that have most anxiety in using lifts. It seems that there are some situations that make most of us uncomfortable and feeling unsafe, such as busy lifts or lifts that contain people sneezing, coughing, talking too loudly etc.
When lifts are essential to access facilities like shopping malls, offices, or hospitals, this can have a serious effect if users avoid the whole building or complex, or spend less time than before.
New variants of the pandemic are occurring as we enter each year, new and old threats such as Influenza,Chest Infections, Norovirus, Strep, Monkey Pox from 2021/2022 etc. Transmissible infections are now national news.
OXONOX AirLift™, acting like an open window providing a steady flow of almost germ-free air into a lift, provides protection by enhanced ventilation.
It is nearly impossible NOT to be in close proximity to others in a lift, potentially breathing in their germs and catching something.