Among the most emblematic theatres in Spain, Teatro Real or simply El Real, as it is referred to colloquially, has incorporated Ultraviolet C disinfection products supported by Stonex, to guarantee the well-being and health of performing artists, workers, and spectators amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This solution, it is suggested, is a complement to traditional cleaning and ensures 99.9% virus inactivation.
With the reopening of its doors, the Teatro Real has adopted all the mandatory and recommended health measures from the Community of Madrid. Limited capacity, cleaning hands with hydroalcoholic gel, and the mandatory use of a mask during the entire performance is the new way to enjoy culture in our country.
The theatre entity has taken the initiative to reinforce its disinfection protocols with ultraviolet C light technology. The different stages are the areas on which these systems apply to safeguard the well-being of artists, workers, and spectators.
The Teatro Real Project has had the collaboration of Stonex to advise how to disinfect their areas. The solution incorporates 4 UVL150 units in the stage and 2 units of the UVM216 mobile.
All products have been designed with security measures that guarantee compliance with the UNE 0068 specification and safe use for handling: delayed start allowing evacuation of the area to be disinfected; remote control; motion sensor that makes the device turn off when it detects movement of a person or animal; drop sensor in those that are mobile; light indications in red or green, as well as beeping to warn the user.
On the one hand, the UVL 150 device has a versatile design that allows its use in fixed installations, as well as mobile supported on a flat surface. It has a high disinfection power, reaching 160 m² in just 120 minutes. On the other hand, the UVM 216 design is ideal for use in spaces from 60 m² to 240 m². Its dimensions are slightly higher than the UVL150and it is supported on wheels which facilitates its movement from one area to another.
Stonex with Teatro Real has carried out the support of the UVC equipment in this project through his partner Goldensea UV, professional lighting production specialist. Goldensea UVC devices are developed of high-quality quartz glass tubes that allow full transmission of ultraviolet light in the spaces to be disinfected. It is an ozone-free technology that leaves no residues.
Faced with the challenge of preventing the spread of COVID-19, ultraviolet C light is, increasingly, effective, safe, and tested option. Endorsed by scientific clusters, UVC disinfection products do not suppose any health risk as long as they are used under the manufacturer’s instructions and considering that it is a complementary measure to traditional cleaning.