The President was delighted to announce, at the recent Annual General Meeting, that Honorary Membership has been conferred on Tom Bell in recognition for the many years Tom has committed and contributed to the field of Environmental Health.
The Institute’s Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 20 November and for the first time in the history of the Institute it was held virtually as a result of COVID-19. Lisa McCann, elected President welcomed fifty-nine members to the virtual meeting where she give an interesting Presidential Report and the election of the 2020/21 Council took place. Thank you to all those who were able to attend.
Current members of the Council can be found here.
On Friday 20 November at the Environmental Health Update, the Annual Presentation of Awards was held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been asked to lead a study addressing the transmission of COVID-19 in the environment, including in workplaces, transport and other public settings.
The Food Standards Agency has launched a consultation on the Review of the Food Law Code of Practice (England).
The Scottish Government is committed to supporting small and medium-sized Scottish businesses to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions. Its interest-free SME Loan Scheme has already provided Scottish businesses with over £26 million in loans for over 1,000 energy saving projects.
Now, for a limited time only, businesses using the interest-free loan can also grab a cashback grant of up to £20,000.
ASH Scotland is presenting an online Learning Festival with the Scottish Tobacco-free Alliance, in the week beginning Monday 30th November. The SCOT coalition keeps a focus on joining up on intelligence and influence, while the STA majors on information sharing and cross sectoral networking – both networks offer free membership and these online events are free to join, you’ll find programme and registration details here.
With the opportunities to conduct the standard visits to Training Centres delivering the REHIS Community courses being restricted at present, the Training Advisers role has had to adapt to doing some virtual audits.
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