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Why Good Ventilation Is Important During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Why Good Ventilation Is Important During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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As we all know by now, Coronavirus spreads very easily, even more so when we are indoors. This is why contact with other households has been banned indoors as the chance of contracting the virus is much more likely. However, there are things that can be done in other indoor areas like offices, shopping centres or schools to reduce the chances of coronavirus spreading as fast. One of the most important things we can do is ensure that there is proper ventilation within the room. This article will go over the reasons why ventilation is so important right now.

Why Do Unventilated Rooms Increase The Spread of COVID-19?

If you consider a scenario where there are 6 people sitting in a room, all of them are at a safe distance apart but this room has no ventilation and one of these people has COVID-19. If these people spend a few hours in this room together, talking loudly with no facemask on, by the time they leave, all of them will be infected. This is because when the person who has COVID-19 speaks, the particles will travel around in the air with nowhere for them to escape, eventually entering everyone’s systems, causing them to contract the virus.

When measures are put in place like wearing face masks, reducing the amount of time in a room and having proper ventilation, the risk of infection drops below one. This same principle can be applied to other places such as offices, shopping centres and schools.

How To Ventilate A Room?

Keeping doors and windows open is probably the easiest method of keeping an indoor space well ventilated. However, with winter being well on its way, this may not be the best decision, especially in a school or office where people need to feel comfortable to work efficiently. Of course, turning the heating up could be an option but with cold air coming in at the same time, you will be in a constant and very expensive battle as your electricity bill rises and you aren’t getting much warmer.

Alternatively, you can add a ventilation system into the building which can work as a multi-purpose device. Certain ventilation systems are able to produce cold air in the summer, warm air in the winter as well as providing a well-ventilated room. 

What Else Can I Do To Reduce The Spread?

As well as having a well-ventilated room, other things you can do include:

  • Wearing a face mask indoors or in places with social distancing isn’t as easy e.g supermarkets

  • Limiting the time you spend in a room with people that aren’t in your bubble

  • Washing your hands regularly

  • Staying 2 metres apart from people outside your bubble

  • Cover your mouth or nose with a tissue when sneezing or coughing and dispose of the tissue immediately 

  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth when your hands aren’t clean

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If you are thinking about installing a ventilation system into your building whether it is for the purpose of reducing the risk of infection or not, get in contact with our team today. You can call us on 01296 681752 or fill out our contact form with any questions you may have.

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