Children with hands raised to answer the teacher's question in a classroom

Schools ventilation

17 December 2021

It is important you consider how you ventilate your teaching and other occupied indoor spaces.

Along with testing, vaccination, good hygiene and physical distancing, good ventilation is important in minimising the risk of airborne transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Most New Zealand schools are naturally ventilated, with windows, doors and vents which can be opened and closed. Some school buildings have ducted ventilations systems, which provide air flow to occupied spaces.