Perhaps there is a way “The show can go on”

Did you know there is a link between a room’s CO2 level and the increased likelihood of COVID-19 being spread amongst the occupants in that room?

This connection could lead to a managed way of getting audiences, actors and employees back into theatres and other venues with a much-reduced risk of spreading COVID-19 amongst them.

Large concentrations of CO2 in an enclosed space signal insufficient supplies of fresh air due to either inadequate air changes and/or overpopulation of the room.

Numerous scientific studies have proven that aerosols (small droplets) are a major route of transmission of viruses such as COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2. Active virus particles can float in the air longer and further than originally thought and pose a potential danger.

CO2 is a good indicator of the functionality of a ventilation system and it has been shown that with a high air exchange, both low CO2 concentrations and low aerosol concentrations can be achieved.

The lower the aerosol concentration, the lower the dose that a person in the room inhales and the lower the risk of infection. This is particularly applicable where people sit in relatively close proximity to each other for an extended period such as theatres, cinemas & concert halls.

A BBC news article that highlights the importance the German Government are attaching to air quality, and the role C02 detectors have in achieving that goal, can be found on the link below.

The German government are investing €500m in purchasing CO2 monitors and improving ventilation systems in public buildings. This is something we are suggesting our own government also considers to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

The Chauvin Arnoux portable indoor air quality meter is ideal for all communal areas. It has proven to be a valuable asset and is already assisting in the fight against COVID-19 in mainland Europe.

It is simple to use, measures and records CO2, relative humidity and temperature, and determines the air quality in rooms on the basis of the CO2 concentration, or on all three measured physical quantities.

Another advantage of the CA1510 is that it monitors and logs all results with a time and date stamp for future reference.

We have produced a detailed PDF leaflet highlighting the importance of Air Quality with regards to the transmission of COVID-19 and the features and benefits of the CA1510 which you can download below, as well as a detailed product brochure.