Bagpipe reeds and Covid-19
Chris Apps Reeds LLC takes the threat of the Covid-19 virus very seriously.
Be assured that Chris is practicing social distancing. When it comes to making reeds Chris always practices social distancing as he makes all his reeds start to finish. The only person working in Chris' workshop is Chris. There has been no one else in the workshop for the past four weeks.
Virus on Bagpipe Reeds
There is a lot of contradictory information about how long the virus can survive of surfaces. A recent study found that the COVID-19 coronavirus can survive up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. Reeds usually take at least three days to move through the post. Nevertheless, as a precautionary measure Chris will now be sterilizing each reed prior to posting. You may also want to sterilize the reed again after delivery. Hydrogen peroxide will kill the flu virus. Do not dilute it, use it straight. You can soak your reed for one minute in some hydrogen peroxide and then let it dry naturally. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes into water and oxygen. It will not damage the reed.