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Can covid be spread on surfaces? If so, to what degree?

  • 13-11-2021 7:24pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,059 ✭✭✭ job seeker

    Hi all, can Covid be spread on surfaces? There appears to be a lot of conflicting info online? The HSE website indicates that it can be but in the self-isolation section it adhesives to give your clothes to someone to wash. Which can't be good advice if it's spread on surfaces?

    If they can be spread on surfaces, to what degree can they spread? Does a positive case just have to touch or cough on a surface?

    Someone else told me you have to be 15 minutes, less than 2 meters away from a positive case to contract covid and that it can't be passed on by surfaces at all? I'm just so confused..