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Covid-aware loos?
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NewspaperTaxis · 05/10/2020 11:30

We are looking to redo our downstairs loo. Does anyone know if there's a new thing going on where you can purchase a loo with a motion detector flush, like you get in public services such as malls? These days, with Covid being ongoing and maybe mutating, it would seem to be the far-sighted approach and frankly I'd have thought all new loos would be made like this... loo handles being by definition germ lairs.

I'd choose a door that slides open on approach like in Star Trek too, but that's not practical!
Does such a loo get sold for households or is it really more expense and trouble than it's worth? Is it a case like the electronic garage door, that once it breaks it's a bugger to fix?
I suppose I'd also look at hand gel dispensers but maybe not noisy hand dryers.
Sorry if this sounds a bit OCD but of course while it might have done some years ago, I don't think it does now!

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TwoBlueFish · 05/10/2020 12:12

Maybe something like this Techo Touchless Toilet Flush Kit with 8” Sensor Range, Adjustable Sensor Range and Flush Time, Automatic Motion Sensor Toilet Flush Kit Powered by Batteries amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DO7ABHW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_I9VEFb1GRCA8A]]

Or Google smart toilet if you want something really automatic.

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FusionChefGeoff · 05/10/2020 15:06

Seeing as the first thing you do after flushing the toilet is wash your hands I'm not sure I'd be that bothered??

Decent ventilation is far more important against coronavirus.

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HolA13 · 05/10/2020 17:46

In you own home?! Where I assume it’s mostly just you & your family, who, if they had it would 100x more likely pass it to you via sneezing, coughing, spit & general proximity.

Unless you are extremely vulnerable (& even then), you sound insane. Just buy a normal toilet, clean it regularly & wash your hands! The world has gone mad. I think covid is serious but I live like a regular human being in the comfort of my own home. I just cannot being myself to be that worried or I’d lose the plot. Even my vulnerable mum uses public toilets & flushes them with the button or handle. She is just meticulous about hand washing!

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Reedwarbler · 05/10/2020 20:25

'Ongoing and mutating' ? Crikey!

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boredboredboredboredbored · 05/10/2020 21:11

Just wash your hands Confused

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