Reefer shipping to outpace dry cargo trade

22 September 2020

Growth in seaborne perishable cargo slowed in 2019 but is forecast to better weather the Covid-19-induced economic storm than the dry cargo trade given the broader resilience of the food supply chain.

Sulphur dioxide subject of latest CLH consultation

22 September 2020

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is consulting on a revised harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) consideration for sulphur dioxide (SO2) following a proposal by Germany.

England’s new Covid restrictions could last six months

22 September 2020

After warnings by the Government’s leading medical advisers that the rate of Covid infection was rising again, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told the House of Commons that new restrictions must be put into place and could be needed for up to six months.

Covid-19 adult social care winter plan 2020 to 2021 published

22 September 2020

The Government has published its Adult Social Care: our COVID-19 Winter Plan 2020 to 2021, setting out the key elements of national support available for the social care sector for winter 2020 to 2021 as well as main actions for local authorities, NHS organisations and social care providers to take.

Councils asked to limit care home visits

22 September 2020

Alongside the Government’s newly-published Adult Social Care: our COVID-19 Winter Plan 2020 to 2021, Care Minister Helen Whately has written a letter to councils to tell them to protect care home residents by limiting family visits.

Face coverings should not be used for dusts or sprays at work

22 September 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its advice on face coverings as a precautionary measure against Covid-19, emphasising that these are not to be regarded as personal protective equipment (PPE) and do not protect against dusts or sprays at work.