Good ventilation helps stop Covid-19 spreading
Ventilation and why it is important
By ventilating indoors you are letting fresh air in and removing stale air.
A person with COVID-19 in a poorly ventilated room means the level of virus in the air can build-up. This risks the spread of COVID-19. The virus may also remain in the air for some time after an infected person leaves.
The more fresh air that moves through a room, the quicker any airborne virus will be removed.
Ventilation is very important if someone in your home has COVID-19 or when you have visitors.
Simple steps for good ventilation
- Opening windows and doors is the easiest way to improve ventilation
- Open any window vents or grilles
- Opening windows at opposite ends of the room is a good way to change the air
- Try to keep windows and vents open during the day
- Even if it’s cold outside it still helps to open windows even slightly
You can get more guidance about ventilation in your home or work place here: