Fergus Walsh a Medical correspondent from BBC, today answered the question on How long does the Coronavirus (Covid-19) stay active on surfaces?
It varies a lot on the type of surface. On hard surfaces like door handles, lift buttons or kitchen worktops it is probably around 48 hours, although some previous research on coronaviruses has found they can survive for perhaps a week in the right conditions.
On soft surfaces like clothes it will survive far less long, so if you have a coat that has virus on and you don’t wear it for a day or two the virus shouldn’t be active any more.
Remember, simply touching an infected surface will not give you Covid-19.
You have to then pass the virus to your mouth, nose or eyes so that’s why we need to stop touching our faces when out and about.