Welcome to the AFRI-c Study


A study to see if Air Filtration prevents winter coughs, colds, flu, and COVID-19 in care homes (AFRI-c)


In this study, we want to work with 74 care homes across England to find out whether portable air filters can prevent respiratory infections in care home residents.

Initially, we are looking for 10 care homes to join the study in phase one starting in October 2021. Each care home is involved for one winter period (usually September to April).

Care Home

If you are a care home manager, care home nurse or another member of staff and would like to find out how to participate or to get involved please visit our Information for care homes page.

Care Home

If your care home is considering taking part and you are a resident, family member, or friend, please visit the Information for residents and Contact pages for further information.

Watch an introductory video about the study here:

To keep up to date with the study please go to the Latest News section.