According to the UK’s most trusted news brand, iNews, The Department for Education have announced it will be providing 7,000 air cleaning units for early years settings, schools and colleges. Stating that the aim is “to improve ventilation in teaching spaces and help to minimise disruption to face-to-face education”.
Dr Mary Bousted, National Education Union joint General Secretary has expressed concerns with her statement confirming that the government have been “forced to recognise, and react to, the scale of the Omicron variant and its potential impact on education”. However, like herself, many teaching unions have also expressed concerns of the scale of the problem and that the current funding only covers a very select number of schools leaving over 300,000 classrooms in England without any effective solutions.
So far funding up to 1.75 million has been released to trial various air purifiers in select schools but unfortunately the mass of schools are left unsupported. In an article by Schools Week, the National education union have urged the government to consider supporting more schools as part of its newly published alternative, tougher “Plan B” as opposed to its previous restriction measures.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a rise in the investment of clean air technology in a bid to keep the indoor air spaces we share clean and safe. Such devices have proven to reduce the harmful bacteria, viruses and pollution that we are exposed to on a daily basis. Many organisations are now implementing clean air solutions into their business to help protect their staff, customers and visitors. Public and shared spaces are breeding grounds for bacteria, viruses, dust and allergens, mould spores, harsh chemicals and odours. Unfortunately, no amount of cleaning can compete with the build-up of these harmful pathogens which means many people are at risk daily, particularly the elderly and vulnerable.
At such a crucial time it is certainly worth all those who are responsible for the safety of pupils, staff and the general public, to consider your options for installing clean air devices to help tackle the ongoing crisis.
Indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air, so considering we spend on average 90% of our time indoors it is worth considering how to better equip ourselves for the uncertain future. Toxic air is now being recognised as a global health hazard with charities Asthma UK and The British Lung Foundation now urging the government to put a National health protection plan in place. The aim being to protect those most vulnerable to the effects of toxic air by providing training for health care professionals and an alert warning system to notify the public when pollution levels are high.
Clean air products not only remove harmful airborne diseases, they also significantly improve indoor air quality to give you a fresh, clean and odour free space. Many businesses have now invested in clean air devices to protect staff, customers and visitors moving forward. People will generally feel more energetic and healthy in an environment with clean indoor air. We have a range of clean air solutions to suit every type of indoor environment.
Air decontamination is the process of removing harmful particles from the room using innovative technology that replicates the natural cleaning process of Hydroxyl Radical oxidation.
Air and surface decontamination is an essential component to reduce the risk of infection. Air and surfaces decontamination systems can remove even nano-size particles. These products will destroy 99.9% of all viruses, bacteria, volatile organic compounds, mould and odours in the air and surfaces. The perfect solution for a range of business and home applications to remove pollutants, contaminants and viruses whilst the advanced atmosphere oxidisation technology gives indoor environment fresh, clean and odour free air.
Air filtration is the process of trapping harmful particles through an air purification system that has a set of efficient air filters. The filters capture the hazardous particles and re-circulate clean filtered air back into the room.
Introducing the Reintair by Casals. A specialist range of air filters with the ability to turn any indoor space into a virus free environment. The Reintair and the Reintair Warrior were designed specifically to reduce the virus contaminated particles of any room helping towards eliminating the spread and prevention of viruses such as COVID-19. The Reintair warrior also has a UVC ultraviolet light lamp and a photocatalysis system that destroys any toxic compounds that are captured within the filters.
UV photocatalytic technology is designed to replicate the natural process of photosynthesis. It induces a photoreaction through the action of light on a catalyst.
The UV disinfection devices have a long-life LED with UV-A rays that causes a reaction with the titanium dioxide inside the device forming oxidation processes (AOP). Therefore a wide range of pathogenic microorganisms (viruses and bacteria) and any bad odours in a room get destroyed in the oxidisation process.
Clean air technology is suitable for any type of indoor space where high-quality air purification is required. Typical applications include any healthcare environment (pharmacies, waiting rooms, hospital room, care homes etc), offices, hotels, universities, schools, restaurants, supermarkets and any type of residential sector.
“Since we have had the fans fitted it has provided us all with reassurance and given the staff and people we support a sense of relief. For the price of the units it has enabled us alongside other IPC measures to remain Covid free throughout the pandemic.”
“During this pandemic my family was thrown the extra blow of my mum being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Needing carers to come into the family home was made stressful with the fear of the possibility of illnesses being brought into the environment. The Wellisair helped with easing this fear but also helped with other issues we had not considered, my dad who suffers with hay fever was able to keep the flowers family sent, the air always smelt fresh and my mum had said that she felt the air seemed clearer.”