information just received from Zentralsterilisation the official journal of the WFHSS.
” Are any additional measures required when reprocessing reusable medical devices?
The answer is “NO”
They state that “ Standard reprocessing practices are effective.No additional measures are needed. The novel coronavirus can be effectively inactivated by standard disinfection. Accordingly, for chemical disinfection the disinfectants used against enveloped viruses will suffice. transmission via inanimate surfaces,such as medical devices is very unlikely. Consistently don the prescribed PPE. This offers protection irrespective of the implicated pathogen”