Create Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor interactions reduce the risk of transmission by allowing natural ventilation to rapidly dilute infectious respiratory particles in a crowd, as well as allow for ultra violet (UV) light during the day to inactivate any virus that is either floating in the air or that has settled on surfaces.

Providing well ventilated outdoor service areas that are protected from rain (a sealed tent or marque outdoors would not be well ventilated), or are heated during cold weather, can help provide options for safer interactions.

Where events cannot be held outside, minimising risk of transmission indoors by limiting number of people, maximising mechanical or natural ventilation, and where necessary installation of an appropriate number and sized portable Air (HEPA) filters.

Natural Ventilation

Natural ventilation provides ventilation without the use of a fan. Wind or temperature differences between the interior and exterior move air through ventilation grates.

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Mechanical Ventilation

Mechanical ventilation in some buildings may be adequate or can be modified to increase the amount of ventilation taking into account the number of occupants and type of activity that may require higher rates of ventilation.

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