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Stay safe with fresh air this Christmas

21 December 2021

Did you know you can reduce the risk of catching Covid-19 by 70 per cent if you let fresh air into your home?

Covid-19 spreads easily and an open window can help to dilute or remove virus particles. Even 10 minutes now and then will allow fresh air to circulate and reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection.

Now winter’s here and we’re spending more time indoors, it’s important to try to reduce the risk of Covid-19.

Remember:

  • Opening windows and doors is the simplest way to improve ventilation. A well-ventilated room can reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection by 70 per cent.
  • Ventilation is important if someone in your household has Covid-19. You can still pass Covid-19 to others if you only have mild symptoms or even no symptoms at all.
  • If you have people working in or visiting your home, let as much fresh air in as possible while they are there, and for a short time before they arrive and after they leave.
  • Increase ventilation by running extractor fans in bathrooms, toilets and kitchens, with the door closed, after someone has been in the room.
  • Don’t block trickle vents on windows or switch off other forms of ventilation. This has little impact on your heating costs but could put you at more risk of Covid-19.