The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on education throughout the Asia Pacific region. As more and more schools resume, providing a healthy learning environment that meets hygiene standards, is proving to be a top priority for schools. In particular, germ transmission, poor indoor air quality and increased screen time, which can cause eye strain and myopia, are key risks to learning effectiveness and student wellbeing.
The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged schools’ to rethink the balance between educational quality and a healthy learning environment. But what practical actions can schools take to build a smart, yet healthy classroom? We suggest starting with: