The work done by cleaning and safety staff is key during current times for the correct functioning of the centre. Standard work procedures of these professionals have been overtaken by ongoing events.

The uncertainty, fear of getting infected, changes of instructions from one day to the other also affect this group of people. Furthermore, decision-making regarding this staff is not made in the centre. Criteria used by contracted companies are not always in line with the guidelines of the centres, and in occasions can collide. This implies more tension for this group of professionals that will remain until a deadline regarding expectations of recovery is set.

The proceedings considered in this document should be assessed by the centres and decisions made on how they can be extended to this group of professionals whose involvement is needed for the dynamics of healthcare institutions.