“Ventilation is most critical part of reducing transmission from respiratory viruses” – Jonathan Van Tam – Deputy Chief Medical Officer (Coronavirus Press Briefing 29/4/2020)
Ventilation, air conditioning and air movement inside buildings and homes will play a fundamental role in ensuring transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is minimised indoors because it will help dilute any virus particles in the area and minimise any moisture settling on surfaces.
If you are returning to the office, school or other type of workplace, are you sure your ventilation and air conditioning systems are doing the job they are supposed to? What are the guidelines for ventilation and air conditioning during the Coronavirus Pandemic?
New guidance and best practice has been published in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: How to use and operate Building Services in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) virus (SARS-CoV-2) in workplaces. This guidance concentrates on Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems and there are recommendations around how systems should and shouldn’t operate and what to prioritise in respect of system performance, set up and maintenance.
Best Practice Guidance for Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems: Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the office and workplaces
- Ventilation Rates: Extract And Supply
- Use of windows
- Recirculating Systems
- Duct Cleaning & Filters
- Safe use of Heat Recovery
- Air Purification Systems
- Specific Guidance on Toilets & WC Ventilation