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Primary donate and Covid virus

Discussion in 'DIR Diving' started by Dave Whitlow, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Dave Whitlow

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    I think I'll stick to solo diving rather than diving with someone who might donate a DV from their slobbering chops....
     
  2. Wibble

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    But solo diving's dangerous! So looking forwards to some sea diving when the sea opens up again.

    Must be quite an issue for novices sharing their club kit. On a serious note, what kind of antiseptic would one use to wash out mouthpieces?
     
  3. jb2cool

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    Milton would seem a sensible choice but there are others like Virkon, Trigene and pretty much and rebreather disinfectant (I don't know all the names they are sold under).
     
  4. furryman

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    AP issued an advisory that Chemgene has been deemed effective at removing COV from RB lungs etc, so that would suggest its a suitable item for sanitising regs.
    However, I can't imagine anyone carrying a spray bottle underwater, just in case of an OOG event!
     
  5. Dave Whitlow

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    Indeed. The instructions mention the dllution required for biohazard!
    This virus may be around for a long time so protocols might need to change.
     
  6. Wibble

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    Thankfully there'll be a vaccine along sometime soon. OK, estimated up to 18 months. Hopefully.

    But looks like diving's off limits :(
     
  7. Vanny

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    Non event , stay in doors.
     
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    You'll be fine with a 2m hose ;)
     
  9. Big Joe

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    :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
     
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