Coronavirus can live for up to 72 hours on hard surfaces, while droplets can live in the air for three hours.
- 72 hours (3 days) on Plastic
- 48 hours (2 days) on Stainless Steel
- 24 hours on Cardboard
- 4 hours on Copper
- 3 hours in the Air
Infection is theoretically possible but unlikely after remaining on any surface after a few days. The virus decreases rapidly over time on each of these surfaces.
This includes things like kitchen counters, door handles and, hand rails.
Reminder: Don’t touch your face, wash your hands. Doorknobs, light switches, faucet handles, toilet levers, TV remotes, and cupboard doors should be cleaned every day to stop the risk of spread.