We produced hand sanitiser to bolster NHS

A team of technical staff at the University of Hertfordshire has produced a batch of hand sanitiser to bolster NHS and social care supplies. The sanitiser has been donated to the Hertfordshire County Council team coordinating the COVID-19 response effort and will be used to help keep key workers safe during the pandemic.

The idea to produce hand sanitiser was developed after the University’s Director of Health, Safety and Sustainability saw a news item on a small gin distillery’s production of hand sanitiser and asked the technical team if they had the capabilities to do the same. Using the formulation published on the WHO website, they began work on an initial batch for internal use. The team has now donated 35 litres and plans to make further donations.