Survey shows Covid has increased awareness of other airborne particles

21 July 2021

Respondents to a survey carried out by the Safety and Health Engineering Partnership (SHEP) have overwhelmingly (84%) said the Covid pandemic has made them more aware of how virus, bacteria and other particles are transmitted through the air, and 70% advised that Covid has made them more aware of the dangers of airborne particles.

Statement on implementation of the Official Controls (PPP) Regulations

21 July 2021

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published a policy statement on the Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations 2000 setting out how the Government will implement the regulations by taking a proactive approach to enforcing existing pesticides regulations in Great Britain.

Wales takes cautious steps towards reopening

15 July 2021

In recent days we have seen announcements about the removal of Covid restrictions from England (see Emphasis on “personal responsibility” as restrictions ease) and Scotland (see First Minister calls for caution as Scotland set to move to Level 0).

First Minister calls for caution as Scotland set to move to Level 0

14 July 2021

After the announcement that most Covid restrictions in England would be lifted on 19 July (see Emphasis on “personal responsibility” as restrictions ease , Scotland is set to follow suit — although it will retain a number of public health measures.

ODS and F gas 2022 quota windows open

13 July 2021

The UK Government has announced the window for applying for GB 2022 quotas for ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and F gases is open.

Eight substances added to EU Candidate List

13 July 2021

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added has added eight new substances to the Candidate List, most of which are added as they toxic for reproduction, carcinogenic, respiratory sensitisers or endocrine disruptors.