Eurovent Middle East Press Release
2020 - COVID-19

COVID-19 Recommendations for Ventilation

and Air Filtration

Industry Association highlights recommendations for the Healthcare Sector, Facility Management Providers, Building Owners and Operators

Dubai, 22 March 2020. Eurovent Middle East, as the region´s industry association for Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) equipment manufacturers, is calling on building owners, operators and facility management providers as well as healthcare facilities to carefully observe the following recommendations by the industry to minimise risks related to the transmission of airborne viruses through ventilation and air-conditioning systems and support the government in its efforts to contain the outbreak.

The current crisis highlights the responsibilities of HVACR engineers, along with service and maintenance personnel, building owners and operators to carefully assess building ventilation systems and their conditions. Proper ventilation, with a higher degree of fresh air supply and air exchange, the use of the correct filter types and careful maintenance can be important factors in the containment of the coronavirus outbreak.

Eurovent Middle East outlines basic recommendations, which directly or indirectly bear on the spread of viruses and the well-being of people in occupied spaces. These recommendations are based on an industry wide consensus and should provide guidance on best practises in relation to air filtration and ventilation in the current crisis. While in most cases ventilation systems are a given and cannot be modified in the short term, conducting careful assessment of the ventilation installations and carrying out the correct maintenance measures can assist in preventing the propagation of the virus.

Mr Brian Suggitt, President of Eurovent Middle East said, “We all have our responsibility to support the government’s efforts to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus and minimise its effects. We have put together several recommendations in regard to ventilation and air filtration which we see as important to be followed. While just a small part of the fight against the virus, these measures can have an essential effect in reducing the impact of the disease on our healthcare system.”

The industry association has published documents with recommendations for building owners, operators and maintenance personnel on air-filtration, ventilation and maintenance procedures attached hereto. For further information and expert advice on the recommendations or additional measures like installation of UV (ultraviolet) systems or air cleaners, the association encourages individuals to reach out to reliable suppliers, manufacturers or to the association.



Eurovent Middle East is the region's industry association for Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality and Cold Chain Solutions. Its participants constitute leading manufacturers of Indoor Climate (HVAC), Process Cooling, Food Cold Chain, Industrial Ventilation, and Building Automation Technologies, as well as sector associations and industry initiatives active in these fields. By thinking ‘Beyond HVACR', contributing manufacturers fulfil the highest requirements in terms of product quality and sustainability. For more information, visit

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