Bedford schools have been given carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors by the council to reduce Covid transmission as term begins next week.
Bedford Borough have provided primary and secondary schools with the monitors. They monitor ventilation and assess where improvements need to be made. These could include opening a door or window so that potential virus particles are blown away.
“I’m delighted we are able to take this proactive approach to provide CO2 monitors to schools before the start of the new term. These monitors along with other COVID measures are in place to help keep students and staff safe.
“Schools are the best place for students to be, but the virus has not gone away, and we must all remain cautious. I encourage anyone over 16 who has not yet got their vaccination to do so at one of the free walk-in sites.”
Staff and students (11+) will be asked to continue twice-weekly COVID-19 lateral flow testing. Two on-site tests will be provided for secondary and college students.