Clinell efficacy against coronavirus (CoV)


23rd January 2020



Clinell Universal and Clinell Sporicidal are proven effective against coronavirus in a 60 second contact time.

Choosing the right wipe.

Clinell Universal Wipes (‘green wipes’) are effective against coronavirus in just 60 seconds of contact time.

Clinell Sporicidal Wipes (‘red wipes’) are fully virucidal. They're also effective against coronavirus in a 60 second contact time.

Both are validated against EN14476, the accepted European Norm test for virucidal efficacy. Both were tested at Microbac Laboratory, a Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory in the USA. Both were tested against MERS-CoV, a virulent strain of human coronavirus, not a surrogate.

Unless otherwise indicated, it’s not necessary to move up to Clinell Sporicidal Wipes to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Clinell Universal Wipes excel against coronavirus.

60 second efficacy.

As both products are effective in 60 seconds, it’s important to understand contact time. Contact time is the length of time the surface being disinfected must remain wet for the disinfectant to work.

Both Clinell Universal Wipes and Clinell Sporicidal Wipes are formulated to keep surfaces wet for the whole contact time. It’s important for users to remember to discard wipe they’re using as it becomes dry or soiled.


No pre-cleaning required.

Both Clinell Universal Wipes and Clinell Sporicidal Wipes are single-step detergent/disinfectant wipes. That means they clean and disinfect in a single action.

This reduces the opportunity for user error and makes sure we’re always delivering an effective dose of disinfectant.

When to use.

For more information about coronavirus, please see your local infection prevention team or the latest national or international guidance. World Health Organisation, Centres for Disease Control and Public Health England.

For more information information about product efficacy, please see the website pages for the Clinell Universal Range and Clinell Sporicidal Wipes.

Disclaimer: independent third-party tests have confirmed the efficacy of Clinell Universal and Clinell Sporicidal Wipes against coronavirus, using international standard test methods. You can read the full report here. However, given the rapidly developing situation, the TGA is yet to review the data.

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