COVID Care - Environment Monitoring for Education

Tether’s Airborne Index CO2 monitoring offers live data, allowing you to make educated, safe decisions.

Are your education spaces providing a safe environment for your pupils and tutors?

Airborne viruses (like the flu and Covid-19, whooping cough and RSV) can be spread by breathing in the air exhaled by another person. High CO2 levels in the environment mean a higher % of the air you breathe is shared with other people which leads to higher exposure risk.

Our aim is to create smart and safe education spaces for productivity to thrive. ­We’ve been long-time exponents in enhancing the workspace experience for businesses worldwide and with the changes introduced in reaction to COVID we need new ways to monitor and improve the safety of these spaces.

Classrooms are at risk from lack of monitoring

A recent study by RNZ’s ‘Whos air are you breathing’ project found that 85% of classrooms don’t have their own CO2 monitoring.

To combat Covid-19, the Ministry of Education has told teachers to open doors and windows when CO2 levels go over 800ppm and to briefly vacate the room if the level is over 1251ppm. But establishments can only do this if they are able to measure the levels first.

Hence the need for active monitoring!

How do we make sure the air in our schools is safe?

By monitoring the level of CO2 in the air we can make sure the air that our pupils and staff are breathing has a lower airborne transmission risk.

Monitor, measure and act

We’ve partnered with Tether to provide a new, COVID Care solution that helps you visualize when and where in your facilities your staff and pupils might be at risk.

Tether’s environmental monitoring measures the levels of CO2 in the air and can alert you when there is an increased risk of airborne transmission, keeping your people healthy and productive.

How does CO2 monitoring work?

Analytics provides the data required to monitor spaces and capture or prevent issues – in real time.


Small, wall-mounted sensors are installed in the at-risk areas of your building.


 The device will scan the air in real-time and measure the amount of C02 in the space.


Before dangerous levels are reached you'll be notified so you can increase ventilation in the area and reduce the risk of transmission.

Data is recorded and stored to be able to track trends and preempt disruption.

Keeping CO2 levels down mitigates the risk of having to close for exposure to outbreak and subsequent deep cleaning.

It also keeps pupils and teachers healthy and able to learn and teach with less interruption from illness.

We may not be able to control airborne viruses, but we can go a long way to preventing their spread.

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