CO2 monitors will be delivered to schools from ‘later into this month’

Department of Education says plan will not be implemented until ‘later in August’ as expert warns that monitors alone will not be enough to protect children against the threat of the Delta variant

Carbon dioxide monitors detect the amount of expired air in the room and act as a signal that more ventilation is needed to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Picture: Getty

Schools are to be notified of suppliers and details of carbon dioxide monitors in the next one to two weeks but it will be “later into this month when everything will start to happen”, the Department of Education has said.

Businesses selling CO2 monitors have received queries from schools concerned that they may not get enough monitors or that they may not arrive at time for the new term beginning.

Schools are to receive between ...