Letting Fresh Air In
Written by Community Editor on 17th May 2021
Ventilation will be really important once we start meeting friends and family indoors again.
Coronavirus is spread through the air by droplets and smaller particles (known as aerosols) that are exhaled from the nose and mouth of an infected person as they breathe, speak or cough. They behave in a similar way to smoke but are invisible. The majority of virus transmissions happen indoors. Being indoors, with no fresh air, the particles can remain suspended in the air for hours and build up over time.
The longer people spend in the same room as these particles, the more likely they are to become infected.
Letting fresh air into a room can reduce your risk of infection from particles by over 70%.
Just opening your windows for 10 to 15 minutes regularly throughout the day, or a small amount continuously, can help protect you and the people you are meeting indoors.