FAQs

  • Frequently asked questions

    Everything you need to know about Continu….

  • What is Continu?

    • Continu is a range of water based cleaning and disinfection products developed for use in dental practices

  • Is Continu a new product?

    • Though Continu has been developed using the latest technology in infection control solutions it is also very well established within the dental industry having been successfully used in practices since 2009.

  • Is Continu effective against Coronavirus?

    • The 2 in 1 formulation has been tested effective against all enveloped viruses, to EN 14476:2013 + A1 2015, by BluTest Laboratories. BluTest confirm that a pass against EN 14476:2013 allows a claim against the Wuhan Virus so, as our 2 in 1 surface cleaner and disinfectant achieves this standard, it may be considered effective against Coronavirus.

  • How is Continu manufactured?

    • Continu is made in the UK at an ISO9001:2015 accredited production facility and Nuview’s Quality Management System has been independently audited to meet the requirements of ISO13485.

  • How long does it take to work?

    • Contact times vary depending on the micro-organisms present but Continu has been independently tested to kill enveloped viruses (like Hepatitis B or HIV) and Mycobacterium (such as TB) within 2 minutes, Yeast and Fungi within a minute and bacteria within 30 seconds. This only tells part of the story, however, as Continu remains on the surface to provide a residual decontamination effect that inhibits future growth so it carries on working after application (unlike alcohol which evaporates away) to prevent harmful micro-organisms returning. Efficacy therefore improves with continued use.

  • Is Continu HTM 01-05 Compliant?

    • The guidance does not specify which disinfectants should be used but the Continu range has been developed to help Practices achieve compliance from its alcohol free ingredients to wall mounted soap dispensers together with delivering solutions for disinfecting water lines and cleaning instruments that fulfil the requirements of HTM 01-05

  • How does Continu support adherence to Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) guidelines?

    • Practices are required to take particular care in the storage and preparation for use of decontamination chemical products and to adhere to COSHH regulations. As Continu products are water based and generally supplied ready to use they have very low hazard ratings which simplifies the COSHH risk assessment process. Continu products are also supplied with a COSHH disc providing instructions for use and data sheets.

  • Is Continu CE Marked?

    • Continu products are fully compliant with the relevant EU legislation for each product type. Those Continu products that are allowed to be under the Medical Devices Directive are appropriately CE marked, otherwise they are compliant with the EU Biocidal Product Regulations as required. HTM 01-05 makes no stipulation that disinfectants should carry a CE mark

  • Where can Continu be used?

    • As Continu is water based, it is very gentle meaning it may be used on fabrics, leather, plastics, wood, glass and Corian® work surfaces. Conversely, bleach, acid or solvent based solutions may damage surfaces and HTM01-05 notes that “the presence of protein will compromise the efficacy of alcohol-based wipes.”

What testing has been done on Continu?

Continu has been independently tested to meet or exceed the following EN Test Standards:

Activity in the Medical AreaActivity in Food, Industrial, Domestic & Institutional AreaOther
EN14476:2013 + AT:2015 for Virucidal ActivityEN1276:2009 for Fungicidal activityEN13623:2010 for Bactericidal activity against Legionella in Aqueous systems
EN14348:2015 for Tuberculocidal activityEN1650:2008 + A1:2013 for Fungicidal & Yeasticidal activity 
EN13727:2012 + A2:2015 for Bactericidal activity  
EN13727:2012 + A1:2013 for Hygienic Hand Rub products  
EN1362:2013 for Fungicidal activity  

What micro-organisms has Continu been tested effective against?

Baterial GroupFungal/Mould GroupsViruses
Bacillus LicheniformisAspergillus nigerAll enveloped viruses
These include:
Bacillus SubtillusAspergillus versicolorCoronavirus
Campylobacter JejuniAureobasidium pullulansHepatitis B
Clostridium perfringensCandida AlbicansHepatitis C
Corynebacterium pseudo-diptheriaeCladosporium cladosporioidesHIV-1
Eschericia coliPenicillium purpurogenumInfluenza Type A (surrogate for H1N1)
Eschericia coli 0157:H7Phoma violaceae 
Enterococcus hiraePleurococcus spp 
Enterococcus faecalisRhodotoula rubra 
Kiebsiella pneumoniaeSporobolomyces rose us 
Legionella pneumophiliaStachybotrys chartarum 
Listeria monocytogenesStichococcus bacillaris 
Methicillim Resistant Staph, aureus (MRSa)Stigeoclonium tenue 
Pseudomonas aeruginosaTrentepohlia a urea 
Salmonella enteritidisTrentepohlia odorata 
Salmonella choleraesuis  
Staphylococcus aureus  
Tuberculosis  

Downloads

Continu Product Leaflet

CPD & Training

Nuview supports ongoing CPD training in cross infection control through the provision of free, on-site, “lunch and learns” for our customers and have made this content available here in two videos covering:

  • Legislation & Regulations impacting on Dental Practices (this actually covers CPD requirements in more detail)
  • Cleaning, Disinfecting and Sterilisation of surfaces, instruments and equipment
  • Effective Hand Hygiene in Dental Practices

We hope you find them helpful and informative.

FAQ - CPD & Training

Nuview Legislation, rules & regulations video

Nuview Handwashing Video

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