WELSH schools, colleges and universities will be getting better ventilation thanks to new £3.31 million funding from the Welsh Government.

Education minister Jeremy Miles announced the funding which will be used to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.

CO2 monitors are being distributed to education settings this week, with 30,000 of the monitors expected to be delivered by mid-November.

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Mr Miles said: "It has been good to see children back in schools this term. 

"We know how important it is for their wellbeing that they are able to be in school with their friends and teachers, and we are doing all we can to make sure that classrooms are a safe space for pupils to learn. 

"This investment for ventilation improvements, along with the rollout of CO2 monitors, will help to keep transmission rates low.

"However, it is still really important that we all do our bit to reduce the spread of Covid-19, and this includes regular handwashing and maintaining distance where we can."

The CO2 monitors will be work in conjuction with the new ventilation, as the monitors warn staff when CO2 levels are too high and the area needs more ventilation.

This will also have the added bonus of maintaining comfortable temperatures, reducing heat loss and saving on energy costs.

The new funding will be used if and when staff discover areas with recurring CO2 problems to go towards improvement works.