UV222 – Supporting sports and entertainment events around the globe

Real time protection from viruses and bacteria

UV222™ lamps are the premier option for real time protection from viruses and bacteria in populated spaces, and the natural choice for minimising the risk of infection in indoor settings. We have helped protecting large gatherings, including some of the biggest sporting events in the world. Our flexible solutions are a perfect fit for all kinds of tournaments and shows.

Our Far UV-C lamps with a patented filter, destroy microorganisms in a human-safe manner, which allows a continuous disinfection while people are still present. This unique solution and decontamination method is greatly suited to big crowds. It can protect athletes and audiences from potential sources of infection, helping them to focus on what really matters.

Sport events

Over the last two years, with the pandemic outbreak, players have increasingly been isolated in “bio-bubbles” to shield them from the outside world. This approach was introduced to resume sporting events in controlled environments and contain the spread of infections. However, it does not prevent an outbreak among the athletes once the infection has reached the team.

One example is the European Championships in handball 2022. All but one squad had COVID-19 virus spreading among the players. Some of the teams were affected to the extent that their participation was in jeopardy. The only team to not have infections spread was Denmark – also the only team protected by UV222 from UV Medico.

The key was the continuous disinfection of populated areas. Team Denmark achieved this with UV222 lamps on portable mounts in all shared areas, eliminating pathogens in a safe way for the players. Thanks to a unique filter which blocks potential harmful wavelengths, our lamps emit light at a peak of 222 nm, which effectively kills viruses and bacteria without damaging any human tissues. Even with an infected player who caught the infection back home and joined the tournament midway, the infection did not spread among the team since UV222 kept shining on the Danish player.

Our UV222 lamps have also helped protect different teams against the spread of infections at the UEFA Futsal Euro 2022 and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

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Theatres & concerts

Crowded indoor venues, as theatres, are high-risk areas for spreading airborne pathogens. Banning gathering events was one of the first measures taken by most countries. What makes indoor spaces so dangerous is that exhaled virus can accumulate and infect people who do not have direct contact with an infected person.

The same risk applies to cinemas and concert halls. Many of the current UV-C deployments in these venues do not provide continuous real-time disinfection during performances due to their light’s wavelength, which penetrates human skin. The outstanding factor of UV Medico’s Far UV-C solutions relies in their patented filter. UV222 lamps emit light with a peak at 222 nm, and block longer wavelengths of UV light harmful for human exposure. This translates in a continuous disinfection of air and surfaces during shows.

Our lamps can be used to protect the audience in real-time situations. As an example, UV222 lamps were installed at Rialto Theater in the city of Limassol, during the Cyprus Film Days International Festival in April 2022, being the first festival worldwide to use this technology.

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Protect the audience

We should not forget that the vast majority of participants in these events are in the stands. During these activities, stadiums and auditoriums can gather massive crowds, which makes difficult the implementation of safety measures, like keeping distances from one another.

Continuous disinfection with Far UV-C is intended for the disinfection of surfaces and air, perfectly suited for these scenarios, where pathogens that spread through the air will be inactivated as soon as they enter in contact with the light.

As opposed to traditional disinfectants, there is no need to clear a room for personnel to scrub surfaces, because UV222 lamps can be used in the presence of people. UV222 can be easily installed in any setting to help reduce the spread of infections through the audience and provide a safer experience for the spectators.

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