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Coronavirus (COVID-19): universities, colleges and community learning and development providers

Published: 15 Jul 2021
Last updated: 22 Jul 2021 - see all updates

Guidance for operations in the academic year 2021 to 2022.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): universities, colleges and community learning and development providers
Ventilation

Ventilation

We strongly recommend that:

  • guidance on ventilation, aimed at supporting the safe return of operations within a variety of contexts, is part of planning the return of students to campus and accommodation the first term of the 2021/22 academic year
  • institutions are encouraged to consider this guidance alongside the specific guidance and existing practice for the day-to-day operation for the highly-regulated and diverse, specialist settings across the sectors
  • appropriate standards of ventilation are viewed as an essential part of the overall package of baseline (protective) measures in campuses, along with a focus on implementation and maintenance of wider control measures including personal hygiene and regular cleaning
  • institutions consider the use of CO2 monitors and the benefits they can play in enhancing overall monitoring strategies, to check/indicate areas of poor ventilation. Their use should be proportionate and pragmatic, and help ensure the safety of staff and students

First published: 15 Jul 2021 Last updated: 22 Jul 2021 -