air quality control

Air purifiers set to be installed in schools as part of Government trial

The Government is to trial the use of air purifiers and ultraviolet lights in schools as part of a £1.75m experiment aimed at reducing the transmission of Covid-19 in classrooms.

As part of their research, 30 primary schools in Bradford will participate in a temporary scheme that could be rolled out nationwide if successful.

Ten schools will be given high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, 10 will get UV purifiers and the remaining 10 will be used as a control group with no equipment.

Project leader Professor Mark Mon-Williams explained: “It’s a really promising technique which could be game-changing for keeping schools open, with regards to Covid.

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Air purification can support transition to a new normal, according to study

Many Brits intend to persevere with masks and social distancing despite government restrictions easing, a recent study by Andrews Sykes has found.

We conducted a survey of 2,000 adults who revealed their thoughts and attitudes towards the idea of reverting to normal life once the pandemic subsides.

A staggering 50 per cent of respondents admit they will continue wearing masks for the foreseeable future, despite there being no legal obligation to do so in most settings.

One in three will insist on sitting away from anyone they don’t know in pubs and restaurants, while 28 per cent will still ask for a table outside and 24 per cent will insist on table service.

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New ventilation fan added to expansive hire range

The last few months have seen a heightened focus on the importance of air changes which has undoubtedly been driven by the COVID-19 epidemic. As a result, it is becoming far less common for businesses to overlook air quality and the role ventilation can play in making commercial environments safer for staff and customers alike.

At Andrews Ventilation, we understand that providing large volumes of clean, fresh air will improve air quality within virtually any indoor application and have devised our range of fans with this purpose in mind.

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