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Concerns over winter weather effects on school ventilation plans

Sep 27, 2021 12:09 By Shannonside News
Concerns over winter weather effects on school ventilation plans Concerns over winter weather effects on school ventilation plans
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Winter storms, cold snaps and other weather events could have a major effect on school methods for ventilating classrooms.

The principal of a local national school is urging parents and teachers to begin preparing for a winter under the remaining Covid-19 health measures.

Ventilation will be a key part of efforts against the virus, with Department of Education guidance ordering classroom windows to be fully open when not in use and partially open during class.

Parents and teachers in both National and Secondary schools have raised concerns about the effect the winter weather will have on students in classrooms with open windows.

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Schools are advised that in such cases, windows above or near radiators should be opened to lessen the effect of cold weather.

Principal of Tarmon National School in Castlerea, Kieran Dowd, says they will be forced to close windows and reduce airflow in order to keep students warm:

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