In light of recent events with COVID-19, Global Action Plan who run Clean Air Day have made the difficult decision to postpone Clean Air Day 2020 to 8 October.
The success of our Clean Air Day campaign relies heavily on multiple organisations and communities coming together to demonstrate the difference we can all make to the air that we breathe. Whilst many activities can be undertaken digitally, the number one priority is the health and wellbeing of the UK public so postponing is the safest option.
The 8 October has been selected as the new Clean Air Day for 2020 when it is hoped mass gatherings can resume. This will give enough time for Global Action Plan to team up with schools, workplaces and local communities once everyone is back up and running.
The new date will bring new opportunities such as building on Car Free Day on 22 September and working in tandem with Walk to School Month in October. This time of year, will also allow extension to the campaign to new areas such as domestic burning and indoor air quality as well as continuing to build on the core campaign theme around leaving the car at home.
REHIS look forward to supporting Clean Air Day 2020 on 8 October.