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New Carbon Dioxide Monitors in Classrooms

As shops and retail reopen today, we are excited that normality is returning but also we are very aware that the pandemic hasn’t gone away.

I wanted to update you on a new risk mitigation measure we have implemented at the school.

We constantly review our COVID- 19 Risk Mitigation measures and I am delighted to announce that we have installed NuWave Sensor Carbon Dioxide(CO2) monitors in all our classrooms at Scoil Bhríde. Having done much research into the area of monitoring ventilation and air quality in our classrooms, I believe that Carbon Dioxide monitors provide an effective management of air hygiene in schools. By monitoring the air quality in our classrooms through a central dashboard, we can prevent the spread of infections including COVID-19 and take action sooner.

The NuWave Sensors work on a traffic light display (Green, Orange and Red) and can alert staff to the increasing or decreasing levels of CO2 in their rooms by the light display, in line with the World Health Organisation Guidelines. As the colour changes from Green to Orange to Red, staff can take proactive levels to improve ventilation in the classrooms. Low levels of CO2 (green sensor) indicates the classrooms are well ventilated. Using the data of our NuWave Sensors staff can react to changes in CO2 by opening/ closing windows, doors, vacating the classroom etc.

At Scoil Bhríde, we are doing everything in our power to provide a safe learning and working environment for our children and staff during these pandemic times while also ensuring that we are taking early preventative measures to limit the risk of any infection in our school.

Thank you for your continued support and we will keep you updated on all the news from our school around this development.

Mise le meas,

Mrs. Colleran
Príomhoide

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