Oh thank you growstuff for that information, it’s nice to have confirmation from your partner who is qualified to speak about the ability of the virus to survive on surfaces.
When I remember the various news reports I saw during the height of the pandemic about how the virus could survive, sometimes for days, on various surfaces, I begin to think there was a lot of scaremongering going on. The virus was serious for those of us who caught it then, without scaremongering going on to terrify us. When I think how we used to wipe all our shopping with a bleach solution and how ridiculous that was, and I caught the virus and was hospitalised anyway. I caught it from my elderly mother who had picked it up in hospital after a fall, and we were in a bubble with her at that time, and there were we, ridiculously wiping the shopping down for nothing.
That was me, too, maddyone. Shopping, door handles, car steering wheel and door handles - everywhere stank of hypochlorite!
Then I read some research in which it was attempted to culture the virus from an 'infected' surface and it couldn't be done...