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RAMP Task 7 Symposium: From exhalation to inhalation, COVID-19 infection risk indoors

This half-day symposium held on 8 September 2020 brought together the work being carried out to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic under the Royal Society’s RAMP Task 7. Research findings and perspectives were delivered from various governmental organisations, professional bodies, leading ventilation designers, internationally acclaimed environmental scientists & virologists, and the UK research councils.

Click the titles to download the presentations (that are available) as PDFs from the symposium held on 8 September 2020: 

12:45 – Chris Pain, Cambridge/ICL & T7 – A holistic overview and the philosophy underpinning RAMP Task 7.

13:00 Dr Pedro M. de Oliveira, Cambridge & SG1/2 – Suspended viral dose based on evaporation and settling of droplets from respiratory releases.

13:15 Dr Michael Short, Surrey & SG4 – SARS-CoV-2 fomite transmission and surface survival.

13:30 Prof Andy Woods, Cambridge & SG3 – On small aerosol dispersal in buildings and the role of people movement.

13:50 Dr Henry Burridge, ICL & SG1 – Wintertime ventilation 2020: the impact of cold weather and quantifying scenario-based risk for C19 airborne infection.

14:05 Prof Clive Beggs, Leeds Beckett & SG1 - Exploring the scope for UVGI to help mitigate the spread of C19.

14:20 Dr Darragh Murnane, UoHerts & SG5 – A bioaerosol inhalation model considering COVID-19.

14:35 Prof Prashant Kumar, Surrey & SG7 – Case studies: trains, schools, and supermarkets.

Recording of this session below:



15:00 – Plenary talk Prof Shelly Miller – Healthy Indoor Environments: How to minimize infectious disease transmission and application to COVID-19

Recording of Plenary session below:



Research & perspective talks on the current state of knowledge and planning in the context of C19.
16:10 Dr Bryan Bzdek, UoBristol – Making Music: Aerosols, Droplets and the Risks of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission.

16:21 Dr Hywel Davies, CIBSE – How do I deliver adequate, effective, suitable ventilation in a COVID-19 environment?

16:32 Dr Ginny Moore, Public Health England – Airborne and droplet dispersal of SARS-CoV-2: How to assess risk and efficacy of mitigation strategies?

16:43 Prof Wendy Barclay, ICL – Viruses in the air: influenza and SARSCoV2.

16:54 Asher Lawrence-Cole, Department for Transport, UK – COVID-19 and Transport

17:05 Dr Simon Parker, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK – Transmission risk in transport: towards a model of multi-route exposure.

17:16 Steve Wisby, Hoare Lee – HVAC Practicalities when getting back to work during COVID-19.

17:27 – Whole group feedback session, discussion and summing up - including a demo of the aerosol transmission website (Dr Adam Bois).

Recording of this session below: