Announcing our free Covid-19 Decontamination Service to Roscommon small businesses

(As published in the Roscommon Herald, Tuesday 8 September 2020)

The pandemic has placed a massive burden on many businesses around the world, not least in the small county of Roscommon. Those businesses that have had to close due to a Covid-19 case don’t need the extra expense of disinfection before they get back to business. As our way of giving back to the community we’ve launched a Covid-19 initiative for small businesses across the county of Roscommon. Halcyon is offering a free decontamination fogging clean to any small business that has been forced to close its doors due to a Covid-19 case and needs to be disinfected and certified in order to start up again.

Kicking off this Covid-19 Corporate Social Responsibility programme, we partnered with St Coman’s Wood Primary School in Roscommon Town to provide regular disinfection fogging for the year at both school premises. The first fogging was just pror to schools reopening to help ensure children and staff could return safely and give parents peace of mind.

“The school has a special significance for us,” Peter Kirwan, owner and Managing Director of Halcyon Group, said, “A number of our staff were pupils there.” Among them is Mr Kirwan’s son, Peter Kirwan Jnr, who joined his dad for the school’s inaugural disinfection fogging. “Peter is working his way in the company from the bottom up. I’m usually in the background running the business, but this was a special father-and-son occasion,” Mr Kirwan added.

To decontaminate an area, Halcyon uses a fogging process with hospital-grade disinfectant that’s proven effective against bacteria, fungi and viruses, including coronavirus. The disinfectant remains active for three to four weeks, giving businesses peace of mind. In addition, Halcyon carries Professional Indemnity Insurance, which allows them to certify their work. “Someone going into a building and wiping door handles doesn’t make your premises Covid-19 free,” said Mr Kirwan.

Businesses that have received Halcyon’s Infection Control and Decontamination service are issued with a certificate of completion to display to customers so that they can feel confident the premises has been professionally decontaminated.

Halcyon Group has been in operation for the past 16 years with its head office on Racecourse Road in Roscommon Town. The company employs some 600 full and part-time staff and services businesses across Ireland and the UK. Roscommon small businesses with an internal area size up to 5000 square feet that need to avail of the Halcyon Group’s free Covid-19 CSR offering should submit an application online.

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Are you a Roscommon business?

Halcyon’s FREE Covid-19 initiative

As our way of giving back to our community, we are offering any small business within our home county of Roscommon a free Covid-19 decontamination fogging if you have a Covid-19 case and your business needs to be decontaminated in order to reopen safely. We’ll disinfect the premises and provide a certificate of completion so you can display to customers and staff for peace of mind that your business has been professionally decontaminated and is safe to reopen.

Simply fill in this form to register your interest and we’ll get back to you to confirm ASAP.

 *Qualifying criteria: This offer is only available to businesses within county Roscommon, Republic of Ireland, with an area of 5000 square feet or less. One free fogging per business.

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