Coronavirus guidance on ventilation

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What does this involve?

The Scottish Government has published guidance on ventilation to help reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission in indoor settings.

It includes guidance specifically for businesses, including workplaces and commercial properties.

Topics include:

  • how proper ventilation reduces transmission risk
  • how to maintain good ventilation
  • ventilation as part of your overall risk reduction strategy
  • risk assessments, including your ventilation requirements
  • how to monitor air quality
  • natural ventilation
  • mechanical ventilation
  • how to help staff understand the importance of good ventilation
  • how to balance ventilation and comfort levels in cold weather
  • legal requirements, specialist support and advice
  • other useful tips, including what to do if you cannot open windows

It also includes a downloadable ventilation advice card for employers (PDF, 112 KB) and ventilation advice card for everyone at work (PDF, 113) that can be printed and displayed in the workplace.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

This guidance is for all domestic and commercial/business premises in Scotland.

How long does this take?

It takes around 20 to 25 minutes to read the full guidance.

Important information

This guidance is one of a set of documents about how to work safely in different types of workplace.

If your business is covered by specific guidance for your sector you should also follow that.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information and to read the full guidance.

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