The world changes
On 21st March 2020 large swathes of the UK economy were forcibly shut down in order to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Public and private sector organisations including pubs, restaurants, gyms, cinemas, schools, community centres and swimming pools all shut their doors to customers and sent their staff home.
As these organisations close their buildings, it’s now more likely than ever that conditions which encourage bacterial growth such as Legionella will occur in a building’s water systems as water becomes stagnant in pipes. In addition, the temperature of water may be adversely affected by unusual patterns of building usage such as central heating systems being turned down or off entirely.