Coronavirus (COVID-19): staying safe and protecting others

How to keep ourselves and each other safe from coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Ventilation

There is increasing evidence of the greater risk of transmission of COVID-19 in poorly ventilated and/or crowded indoor environments.

By taking measures to increase the amount of fresh air entering a building, such as opening windows, doors or vents, you can help minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19.

When the air is colder outside, only a small opening is required to provide a flow of air indoors. Alternatively, windows, vents and doors do not need to remain open all the time, they can be opened for a short time on a regular basis.

It can also be useful to try to reduce the amount of time spent on any indoor activity, as this will reduce the risk of transmitting the virus indoors.

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