Coronavirus: Ventilation and air conditioning in the workplace

Good ventilation is one of the key controls to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Used along with social distancing, good hygiene and the use of face coverings where appropriate, good ventilation can significantly reduce the risks.

NI Direct’s guidance is here.

The law says employers must ensure there is an adequate supply of fresh air in enclosed areas of the workplace. Guidance for businesses, published on, will help you to:

  • identify poorly ventilated areas
  • assess the risk from breathing in small particles of the virus (aerosol transmission) in enclosed areas
  • decide on the steps you can take to improve ventilation.
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