4 May 2021
Loughborough-led study on the airborne transmission of COVID-19 helping to kick-start large-scale events
A new Loughborough University-led study will create clear guidance on how to design and operate non-domestic buildings to minimise the risk of airborne transmission of COVID-19 and other viruses.
The Associate Dean of Research of the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Professor Malcolm Cook, is leading the study in partnership with University College London, the University of Cambridge, the University of Nottingham, the University of Sheffield and London South Bank University.
The government-funded AIRBODS (Airborne Infection Reduction through Building Operation and Design for SARS-CoV-2) project will help get large-scale events back up and running, with trials currently taking place at several ‘test’ venues including the O2 arena and Wembley Stadium.