Schools to be issued with thousands of carbon dioxide monitors

Department of Education procuring 20 to 35 carbon monitors for every school ahead of September return to classes

25th July, 2021
Schools to be issued with thousands of carbon dioxide monitors
Carbon dioxide monitors measure the level of exhaled air in a room – a proxy for the risk of Covid-19’s spread through aerosols in the air. Picture: iStock

Thousands of carbon dioxide monitors will be issued to Irish primary and secondary schools as part of a new initiative to improve ventilation ahead of the return to schools this September.

The Department of Education is currently procuring 20 to 35 carbon monitors for every school.

“A CO2 monitor will be available for use in every classroom in Ireland,” the Department of Health told the Business Post.

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