This is a very good suggestion yorksgirl and I second it and also want to add that this is also a problem in our local schools. With budgets cut to the bone, a local headmistress told me they had to scrabble to find the funds to properly stock the lavatories when this hit. I was shocked that children didn’t have time or the soap and towels to hand wash properly. [www.theguardian.com
Hand dryers should also be replaced. We know this is an airborne virus. All public loos should have these replaced with paper towels. If you get one super spreader going into a small lavatory and then using the hand dryer it is like a covid explosion. They aerosolise bacteria and viruses.
> As savvy experts are saying that will most likely
> be a number of waves of COVID 19, what can you do
> please to ensure there is hot water in all
> publicly-used toilets so that people can wash
> their hands adequately?
> Can you do this in all Southwark parks, and can
> you do anything with licensing laws re the pubs
> and supermarkets in the borough that currently
> provide only cold water in their toilet
> Hand washing with hot water is a lot more
> effective than cold water washing. That's because
> you need hot water for soap to lather adequately
> but also because people are far more likely to
> keep washing for an effective time if there is hot
> water. Rather than just freezing their hands.
> The trend to have only cold water available has
> only appeared in the last decade. When I asked a
> while ago about why it had happened, the answer
> from a supermarket manager was that otherwise they
> got homeless people washing in the toilets.
> Somehow, this seems to be the wrong response to