Ventilation guidance during COVID-19

22 December 2021

Your safety and the safety of our employees and contractors are our highest priorities.

Government has advised that one of the most important things everyone can do to help prevent the spread of coronavirus is ensure there is good ventilation in indoor spaces – this includes in your home.  

Ventilation is the process of introducing fresh air into indoor spaces while removing stale air.  Letting fresh air into indoor spaces can help remove air that contains virus particles and prevent the spread of coronavirus.  When someone with coronavirus breathes, speaks, coughs or sneezes, they release particles containing the virus into the air.  In poorly ventilated rooms the amount of virus in the air can build up, increasing the risk of spreading coronavirus. 

Good ventilation will not only help reduce transmission of the virus but will also help reduce condensation, dampness, mould and fungal growth and dust mites. 

We have put together some further information on the importance of ventilation  – this includes guidance on the best ways to ventilate your home, as well as information about the support available to anyone who is concerned about paying heating bills.  

Remember, you can also still access our Coronavirus Hub for help, advice and up to date information on our services.