REHIS News

Calculating physical distancing capacity in public settings guidance published

The Scottish Government have produced guidance on how to work out the maximum number of people who can physically distance within a public setting including businesses, places of worship and public events.

New Environment Watchdog- Environmental Standards Scotland

Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) is a new independent body set up to ensure the effectiveness of environmental law, and prevent enforcement gaps arising from the UK leaving the European Union.

ESS is currently operating on a non-statutory basis, but will gain the statutory powers set out in the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act later in 2021.

Countdown to Clean Air Day Scotland starts

Pupils from an Edinburgh school helped Clean Air Day Scotland celebrate its fifth birthday – with a call for motorists to leave the car at home when the campaign takes place on 17th June. 

Sciennes Primary School is one of 12 in the city to run a school street, where the route outside a school is shut to vehicles at certain times during the school day to encourage children to walk and cycle, improving their health and reducing exposure to air pollution from vehicles.

World Food Safety Day

World Food Safety Day (WFSD) will be celebrated on 7 June 2021. The day aims to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.

Public Health Scotland launch Health Inequalities Learning Hub

Public Health Scotland’s Workforce Development Team have launched the Health Inequalities Learning Hub

Food Standards Scotland’s New Five Year Strategy

Food Standards Scotland has published its strategic ambitions for the next five years. It will focus on the issues that matter most to people in Scotland, including renewed emphasis on improving the Scottish diet and associated negative health consequences.

WHO Europe launches new guidance on hand washing

On 5 May 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region celebrated World Hand Hygiene Day with the launch of three improvement tools, which highlight the roles healthcare workers, infection prevention and control (IPC) experts, and hospital managers play in achieving effective hand hygiene.

Scottish Government release ventilation advice cards

The Scottish Government have released advice cards highlighting key ventilation practice within the workplace. Keeping the workplace well ventilated is vital to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep employees, customers and local communities safe.

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