Stop Covid-19 hanging around
The government is urging people to ventilate their houses this winter to stop Covid-19 from lingering in the air.
As the weather turns colder and we spend more time indoors, it’s important to take steps to reduce the risk of Covid-19.
Did you know that letting fresh air into your home for just 10 minutes throughout the day can reduce the risk of infection by 70%?
This is because Covid-19 is spread through very small droplets released when we breathe out. Letting fresh air in regularly can help remove these small coronavirus particles lingering in the air.
As well as reducing the risk when having guests in your home, if a member of the household is isolating, then ventilation will also help to prevent anyone else in the house from catching the virus.
Extraction fans and ventilator fans will also help to circulate the air and reduce the risk of infection.
At this time of year, the weather is chilly and energy bills are high, but ventilation is vitally important. Not just for Covid, but also to reduce the risk of damp and mould.
Of course, other measures for preventing Covid are still effective too. Use face coverings in crowded indoor places, wash your hands regularly and get vaccinated and boosted.
Whether you have symptoms or not, it’s important to test regularly and if you do feel unwell, stay at home.