Birmingham 2022 organisers have selected Dettol as the official hygiene partner for this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

Dettol Pro Solutions, Dettol’s business-to-business offering, will support athletes and spectators over the 12-day event, bringing hand sanitiser dispensers, disinfectant products and educational hygiene messages to the 15 competition venues, as well as Dettol hygiene kits for all athletes and volunteers in attendance.

Through a partnership between Birmingham 2022 and Dettol owner Reckitt, Dettol Pro Solutions will provide hygiene protocol guidance to the multi-sport event for athletes, spectators and officials.

Ian Reid, chief executive at Birmingham 2022, said: “It’s more important than ever before to ensure that Birmingham 2022 has all the necessary measures in place to help protect all participants and supporters. This new partnership with Reckitt will give us added reassurance as we look ahead to the Games in a few months’ time.

“Alongside working with health experts and authorities to ensure we deliver a safe Games, we look forward to working with a major hygiene brand like Dettol who is committed to developing world-leading practices.”

Dettol Pro Solutions has already delivered hygiene programmes for industry leaders in the UK including British Airways and Hilton Hotels.

Nick Sedgwick, regional director for Reckitt’s health business in the UK & Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to bring two of Reckitt’s iconic brands, Dettol and Durex, to support Birmingham 2022. As a UK business with strong roots across the Commonwealth, we’re beyond proud to support the athletes and spectators at this year’s Games, with confidence, pride and strength, to make it an event to remember.”

Birmingham City Council last week handed over Alexander Stadium to Birmingham 2022 organisers with final enhancements now set to be made to the venue ahead of the event, which takes place from late July to early August.

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