According to an advisory by NEA Singapore to improve air quality amidst COVID-19, non-residential premises such as classrooms will need to ensure adequate ventilation in all occupied spaces.
This is done by:
- Maximise ventilation indoors to resupply enough fresh air
- Purging indoor air before occupancy
- Using high efficiency filters to treat recirculated air
- Increase ventilation if an area has limited air filtration provision
This includes the use of air purifiers, UVC sanitization technology and HEPA filters to recirculate fresh air while ensuring they have adequate speed and capacity according to the guidelines.
Public schools are already beginning their upgrading projects to ensure sufficient air ventilation in their campus.
In the case of private tuition centers and other learning institutes, MOE has issued an advisory for safe management measures during COVID for businesses to follow the NEA guidelines on ventilation (see section 6f in link below)
This means at a minimum, private education institutions and facilities are expected to provide portable air cleaners devices with high efficiency HEPA filters as an interim measure, and switch to wall or ceiling mounted higher capacity models in the long run.
In an indoors environment, the efficiency of the air filtration device becomes extremely important.
Unlike most conventional HEPA filter purifiers that can only remove up to 99.9% air particles, our UVC + HEPA filtration technology has been certified by TUD SUV to filter up to 99.99% of all air irritants, including dust, odours, germs, bacteria and viruses.
This provides additional peace of mind to parents and other customers who are rightly concerned now about the safety measures of places of learning for their loved ones.
Finally, US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an advisory in 2019 for COVID ventilation protection measures for buildings and interiors.
Inside, one of the recommendations call for “Use portable high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) fan/filtration systems to enhance air cleaning (especially in higher risk areas such as a nurse’s office or areas frequently inhabited by people with a higher likelihood of having COVID-19 and/or an increased risk of getting COVID-19)”
Also mentioned in the recommendations are the use of UV sanitization, namely “Use ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) as a supplemental treatment to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 when options for increasing room ventilation and filtration are limited. “
This means that not only are HEPA sanitization and filtration systems internationally recognised solutions for protecting against COVID, an added protective layer of UV sanitization and ensure even better security and peace of mind for the whole family.
As UVC specialists with over 10 years experience working on lighting and infrastructure projects across Singapore and Asia, we are familiar with both government requirements, installation work as well as the latest in UVC air filtration system.
With us as your trusted partner, we will be able to customize a full air ventilation solution ideal for your needs that complys with government COVID air ventilation measures as well as provide any interim air cleaners as needed.
Do contact us with your requirements for a custom quote.