Government’s winter coronavirus campaign encourages people to open windows

The Government is encouraging people to improve ventilation in their homes by opening windows as part of a new coronavirus campaign. A video released by the Department for Health illustrates how virus particles linger in enclosed spaces, but letting fresh air in can reduce the risk of infection by over 70%. Coronavirus is spread through the air by droplets and smaller particles known as aerosols when they are exhaled from the nose and mouth of an infected person as they breathe, speak or cough. They move in a similar way to smoke but are invisible, and the majority of virus transmissions happen inside.