To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether their department has purchased mobile UV virus irradiation units.
1 February 2023
A search of the Department’s procurement and contracts database shows no record of a contract for or purchase of mobile UV virus irradiation units by the Department or NHS Supply Chain.
The United Kingdom Health Security Agency report that they are currently funding a programme of work to assess the ability of air cleaning devices to mitigate aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and other air borne pathogens. This includes research to assess the ability of UVC devices to mitigate aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and other airborne pathogens
As part of commissioning the Rapid COVID-19 disinfection Study, the Department’s NHS Test & Trace team purchased upper room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (ur-UVGI) and active enclosed UVC devices.