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.