Shared toilets, a one-way shared system, foot-pedal flushing and self-closing seats might well be some of the design changes public toilets could potentially undergo in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

The As lockdown restrictions are eased, the British Toilet Association’s managing director Raymond Martin has been advising councils and companies on how to keep toilets clean and safe amid a global pandemic.

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Mr Martin said potential solutions that should be introduced range from foot-operated flushes and self-closing seats to sensor-activated taps and soap dispensers. However one of the most substantial proposed changes is the elimination of separate toilets for men and women.

Instead, one-way gender neutral facilities could see men and women queuing at one door and exiting on the other side with individual cubicles in between.

Mr Martin told the paper he is calling on the Government to invest in revolutionising the nation’s washrooms as a matter of “public health”.

“Toilets have a massive commercial effect on an area, which is why they are one of the first things you plan in any new shopping centre,” he said.

“It’s going to cost a lot of money, but if we want to get back outdoors, to socialise, to go to parks and beaches, then the Government has to step in.

“We want to bring back life to this country, and toilets are a vital part of that.”

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