Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th April 2022.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Labour, Eltham

What discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders on the effectiveness of passive technology in reducing the transmission of airborne microbes in enclosed spaces.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Through the UK Health Security Agency we have worked with academic experts and businesses, to explore the most suitable air cleaning technologies to be used in enclosed spaces and further commissioned research projects, studying their effectiveness at reducing transmission rates of airborne microbes, including those for COVID-19.

As part of managing these important studies officials continue to have discussions across government and with relevant stakeholders for which we will publish results in due course.

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