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1. (WO2019030503) CASTOR WHEEL COVER
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CLAIMS

1 . A castor wheel cover comprising a resiliently deformable material, wherein said material is formable to provide a housing with a first aperture, said housing suitable for accommodating a castor wheel which rotates around a single axis as it protrudes through the first aperture.

2. The castor wheel cover of claim 1 , wherein said material is formable to provide a housing with a first aperture, said housing for accommodating a castor wheel which rotates around two independent axes as it protrudes through the first aperture.

3. The castor wheel cover of claim 1 or claim 2, wherein said housing comprises a looped structure.

4. The castor wheel cover of any preceding claim, wherein said housing comprises a second aperture.

5. The castor wheel cover of claim 4, wherein said second aperture is opposite said first aperture.

6. The castor wheel cover of claim 4 or claim 5, wherein said second aperture is circular.

7. The castor wheel cover of any preceding claim, wherein said castor wheel cover comprises a first engagement portion and a second engagement portion, wherein said first engagement portion engages with said second engagement portion to form said housing.

8. The castor wheel cover of claim 7, wherein said material that forms said first engagement portion is thinner than the majority of said material which forms the remainder of said cover.

9. The castor wheel cover of claim 7, wherein said material that forms said first engagement portion and said material that forms said second engagement portion is thinner than said material which forms the majority of the remainder of said cover.

10. The castor wheel cover of claim 7, 8 or 9, wherein said first engagement portion is connected to said second engagement portion with an adhesive, or textured surface.

1 1 . The castor wheel cover of any preceding claim, wherein said cover comprises an outwardly extending lip at a bottom edge.

12. The castor wheel cover of claim 1 1 , wherein said lip extends around the perimeter of said cover.

13. The castor wheel cover of any preceding claim, wherein said cover is waterproof.

14. The castor wheel cover of any preceding claim, wherein said cover comprises antimicrobial properties.

15. The castor wheel cover of any preceding claim, wherein said cover comprises silicone rubber.

16. The castor wheel cover of any preceding claim, wherein said cover comprises at least one thermoplastic elastomer or thermoplastic rubber.

17. The castor wheel cover of any preceding claim, wherein said cover is formed of a single piece of rubber or elastomer, such that said cover is flexible and resiliently deformable.

18. The castor wheel cover of claim 15, wherein said cover is formed of a single piece of silicone rubber, such that said cover is flexible and resiliently deformable.

19. The castor wheel cover of claim 16, wherein said cover is formed of a single piece of thermoplastic elastomer or thermoplastic rubber, such that said cover is flexible and resiliently deformable.

20. The castor wheel cover of any preceding claim, wherein said cover comprises a cleaning member.

21 . The castor wheel cover of claim 20, wherein, in use, said cleaning member is arranged to abut a castor wheel accommodated within said castor wheel cover.

22. The castor wheel cover of claim 20 or 21 , wherein said cleaning member partially occludes said first aperture.

23. The castor wheel cover of claim 20, 21 or 22, wherein said cleaning member is integrally formed with the remainder of said castor wheel cover.

24. The castor wheel cover of any one of claims 20 to 23, wherein, in use, said cleaning member is arranged to scrape at least one surface of a castor wheel accommodated within said castor wheel cover when said castor wheel rotates.

25. A castor wheel cover comprising a resiliently deformable housing for accommodating a castor wheel, wherein said housing comprises a top section and at least one side wall which extends downwardly from said top section, wherein said housing comprises first and second apertures, said second aperture located in said top section of said housing and sized to fit a connecting member of a castor wheel, and said first aperture defined by the lower edge of said at least one side wall, wherein said first aperture is sized to allow the protrusion of a portion of a caster wheel when it is accommodated within said housing.

26. The castor wheel cover according to claim 25, further incorporating the features of any one of claim 2, claim 3 or claims 5 to 24.