REHIS News

2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic

This decision has been taken by representatives of the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), with the UK and its Italian partners.

Dates for a rescheduled conference in 2021, hosted in Glasgow by the UK in partnership with Italy, will be set out in due course following further discussion with parties.

In light of the ongoing, worldwide effects of COVID-19, holding an ambitious, inclusive COP26 in November 2020 is no longer possible.

Regulations regarding Restrictions due to Coronavirus

The Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland (SoCOEHS) were approached by COSLA regarding potential enforcement of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 and confirmed support of these powers. SoCOEHS has been working hard, liaising with Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS), to agree a consistent approach and has been in discussions with COSLA, SOLACE and Police Scotland.

Health and Safety Executive produces guidance on Social Distancing

The Health and Safety Executive has produced guidance on Social Distancing, keeping businesses open and in work activities during the coronavirus outbreak.

The guidance is available here.

Coronavirus news - volunteering

In Scotland the Scottish Government works with a wide range of local and national organisations to prepare for all kinds of emergencies and to support emergency response.  The Ready Scotland website provides details of how Scotland are tackling the coronavirus outbreak and gives the opportunity to sign up as a volunteer and offer your support to help your community in this pandemic.  Ready Scotland will coordinate volunteers and work with various charities to ensure the voluntary work is focused in the areas of m

Food Standards Scotland publish COVID-19 guidance for food business operators

Food Standards Scotland has published guidance which has been developed to address questions raised by the food industry in Scotland on how to apply the COVID-19 control measures in food manufacturing and processing premises.

REHIS office closed until further notice

In line with advice from the Scottish Government the Institute has implemented a contingency plan to ensure that it’s staff are protected, as best it can, from Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The REHIS office is now closed until further notice and we will continue to deliver the usual high level of service and support but with staff members working from home.

Requests for advice should be sent by email to your usual contacts. The contact@rehis.com and training@rehis.com mailboxes will also be monitored.

News from the REHIS Office

In line with advice from the Scottish Government the Institute has implemented a contingency plan to ensure that it’s staff are protected, as best it can, from Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will aim to deliver the usual high level of service and support but with staff members working mostly from home we would ask that requests for advice be sent by email to your usual contacts. The contact@rehis.com mailbox will also be monitored. A minimal staff presence will be maintained at the office for as long as possible.

Noise pollution in Europe

According to a new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), road traffic is the top source of noise pollution in Europe,

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