Among the little chairs, the name tags in the cloakroom, the rows of teddies by the window at Jones Memorial Primary School are men wearing white hazmat suits. They are spraying everything in sight with a special product to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Watching his employees is William Little from Springfield who took a personal interest in this one; his five-year-old granddaughter Riley is a pupil here and when she eventually returns to the school she’ll be able to hug her teddy once more.

The school has been teaching the children of key workers.

“We can’t kill Covid-19, that’s for the doctors in hospitals. But we can help kill the virus SARS-CoV-2 which is what is on surfaces and what people are spreading,” said Mr. Little, who runs Cleaning Doctor Network and the Hi-Tec Cleaning Group.

“It’s very satisfying as a father and grandfather to clean the best we can so that those kids inside that building are safe and can get back to hugging their teddies. It gives us all a bit of peace of mind,” said Mr. Little who has been in business for over 35 years.

“I am a father first and foremost to Wayne, my right hand man, and Jenna, a highly respected business woman in her own right.

“I have three grandchildren; Lauren who is 19 and at Newcastle University, Ellie who is 14 and at Devenish College and Riley who is at Jones Memorial and Burrendale. Family comes first and as long as we are all healthy these days nothing else matters,” he said, with a smile.