We know germs and viruses are spreading in schools and we know poor ventilation increases the risk of infection. In addition to close contact, germs and viruses can spread through airborne particles that are carried around by air currents in a room and they can be filtered from the air and removed by introducing more fresh air.

We have to accept that opening windows, while important, is only a first step. Opening windows will ventilate rooms but can also make everyone cold, or significantly increase energy costs, and may bring in traffic noise and pollution. Every classroom is different, and ventilation is complicated. We need to do more to keep our schools open and our children and teachers safe and well.

The best answer has to be a combination of solutions that suits each individual classroom because every school and classroom is different. There is technology available to support schools and teachers.

With this in mind phs has commissioned new, independent research which looks at the challenges schools across the UK face to keep the air in their classrooms clean and healthy, to protect teachers and children from the ill effects of germs and viruses and prevent further spread of the disease. Our research found that teachers are calling for better ventilation solutions in schools, as concerns around infections in classrooms are increasing.

We found that three in four education staff are anxious they will contract or re-contract illnesses at school; the open window policy causes more problems than it solves, and a quarter of teachers work in classrooms without windows.

We also found that three in four (74%) education staff are disappointed in central and local government for failing to find a better solution for air purification in schools.

Download our Education Air Care Whitepaper here!

Find out how we are helping nurseries address their indoor air quality, by downloading our case study.

To help you understand what funding or support Is available in your region, you can read our helpful blog here.

The phs solution to air cleaning

At phs, we have been steadfast in our commitment to finding the most optimum ways of creating a cleaner and safer environment in schools and anywhere indoors. Recent independent laboratory research has provided the strongest evidence yet that our range of AERAMAX┬« PROFESSIONAL air purifiers and BIOZONE and MINI POWERZONE air care units have been proven to be effective against germs and viruses. 

Watch our videos to find out more.

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