Progress on clean air in schools and early childhood centres

Scout Barbour-Evans made this Official Information request to Ministry of Education

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From: Scout Barbour-Evans

Tēnā koe Ministry of Education,

I am searching for some information under the Official Information Act regarding the mahi being done on clean air for our schools and ECE options.

Could you please advise;

1. What percentage of New Zealand classrooms and ECE providers now have air purifiers with HEPA filters?

2. How did this percentage shift over the winter months, as ventilating with a window became more unreasonable in some areas?

3. What percentage of our schools and ECE providers have access to CO2 monitors to check the safety of their classrooms?

If the above information needs breaking down between type of education facility that will be fine.

Thank you in advance for your time and mahi. Your help is very appreciated.

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou,

Scout Barbour-Evans

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Ministry of Education

Kia ora

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Ngā mihi

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Kia ora Scout


Please find the response to your OIA request of 2 September 2022 attached.


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Enquiries National Team | Ministry of Education | IB

33 Bowen Street, Wellington



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