24 November – Update to all education and childcare settings and providers from firstname.lastname@example.org Today’s email includes:
•an update on CO2 monitors and air cleaning units for state-funded education settings
DfE now providing CO2 monitors for the 50% of state schools which didnt get them last year. And offering another bid for HEPA filters but only for schools able to show rooms consistently >1,500ppm CO2 indicating v poor ventilation not >800ppm as experts recommend
Only about 5,000 HEPA filters were provided already,+ 2 models offered were not the best.
No suggestionDIY Corsi Rosenthal boxes provide better CADR for £, STEM class for children. No reference to alert on paediatric hospital cases for respiratory illnesses +school transmission
There has been a huge spike in demand for #PedsICU beds & many units are at/over capacity
Thanks for working so hard despite staff shortages & challenging circumstances
We are collaborating with @NHS England on #winter escalation to ensure quality care
No recommendation that children and staff in schools wear FFP2?3 masks
That ventilation must be improved immediately
That commercial HEPA filters or DIY Corsis Rosenthal Boxes can filter Covid and other viruses in respiratory aerosols out of the air.
Measuring poor ventilation when mitigating it with emergency air filtration in airborne COVID pandemic crisis is poor use of Govt funds
Stop just measuring dirty air: Clean it !