Trade association BEAMA has warned that ventilation systems will be key to curtailing the spread of Covid-19 in the hospitality sector.
BEAMA has issued ventilation guidance for the sector to help prevent the spread of the virus. It stresses the need for effective ventilation alongside social distancing measures in pubs and restaurants, and provides six key recommendations to help keep premises Covid-secure.
It considers optimal settings for mechanical ventilation systems, effective toilet ventilation, centralised systems, ventilation maintenance and ventilating without a mechanical system.
Given the risk of transmission is considerably higher indoors, the association says it is essential that hospitality venues are well ventilated to prevent airborne transmission of the virus.
Colin Timmins, director of member services at BEAMA, said: "With these guidelines, BEAMA aims to assist the hospitality industry in getting back to business. The guidance seeks to alleviate fears by providing clear and key recommendations for good ventilation to help minimise the risk of virus transmission."