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.