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Improving ventilation in indoor workplaces

A new COVID-19 fact sheet on Improving ventilation in indoor workplaces has been published by Safe Work Australia.

The fact sheet highlights practical steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and improve ventilation in indoor workplaces.

For example, ensuring heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are well-maintained and operating properly and turning off or limiting air recirculation can help to manage the risk of COVID-19 in indoor workplaces.

However, ventilation alone will not effectively minimise the risk of COVID-19 in indoor workplaces.  A layered risk management approach is essential. To minimise the risk from COVID-19 at your workplace, continue to ensure your workers do not attend work if they are unwell, practice social distancing, maintain good hand and respiratory hygiene and environmental cleaning.

Further information

For more information read the improving ventilation in indoor workplaces fact sheet or visit our COVID-19 information for workplaces webpage.

Workplace Health and safety Queensland also has a wide range of coronavirus resources for workplaces.