This hand sanitizer, although doesn’t contain ethanol, is an effective hand & skin sanitizer. Unlike most alcohol-based hand sanitizer which leaves no sanitizer on the skin once dried, this product will leave some protection on the skin for a time. The Auustralian Government states that disinfectants containing alcohol, quaternary ammonium compounds OR diluted household bleach are suitable for use against COVID-19. (See exact wording below) – COVID-19 is an enveloped virus, which means it has an outer membrane. Enveloped viruses are relatively easy to kill compared to non-enveloped viruses, as the outer layer is easily damaged by most environmental disinfectants, provided the disinfectant is used in accordance with label directions. Disinfectants containing 70% alcohol, quaternary ammonium compounds (such as benzalkonium chloride) or diluted household bleach (including products containing sodium hypochlorite) are suitable for use. See more: https://www.tga.gov.au/appropriate-use-disinfectants-information-consumers-health-professionals-and-healthcare-facilities This non-acoholic hand sanitizer includes the following ingredients: – Quarternary ammonium compounds, BENZYL-C8-18-ALKYLDIMETHYL and Chlorides.