Lung function tests bear the risk of generating aerosols and it is known that Corona virus can be transmitted via aerosols. How can lung function tests be performed with a minimal risk of infection for patients and staff? The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has published a statement giving guidance on operating and cleaning procedures for healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full statement “Lung function testing during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond” can be found on the ERS website.

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