Rodenticide resistance testing halted by lab closure

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR RESPONSIBLE RODENTICIDE USE Rodenticide resistance testing halted by lab closure Testing for rodenticide resistance in rats and mice has been suspended due to coronavirus-related closure of the laboratory where DNA analysis was being done. Funded by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use, this annual surveillance is…

Remote point of sale audits boost rodenticide review readiness

PRESS RELEASE ON BEHALF OF THE CAMPAIGN FOR RESPONSIBLE RODENTICIDE USE 20 May 2020 Remote point of sale audits boost rodenticide review readiness Amid covid disruption, users and sellers of professional-use-only rodenticides are reminded that a formal review of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime by its HSE-led Government Oversight Group is imminent. Dr Alan Buckle, chairman…

The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

The UK Government has now announced a relaxation to the current lockdown rules issued a 50 page document (View Document) setting out guidelines for businesses and the public due to the ongoing corona virus pandemic. The main points are as follows Clinically vulnerable people should remain at home. Anyone showing symptoms however mild, should continue…

NPTA Technical Manager John Hope answers your questions

NPTA TECHNICAL MANAGER JOHN HOPE ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS   Lockdown – Can members go about their business?   John: “obviously the government guidelines are changing daily, but yes, in theory, you can go out and provide your service. The Prime Minister said is that if you cannot work from home, you can go to work.…

Government Support Available Due To COVID-19

Universal Credit: Coronavirus and claiming benefits The information below is from the government websites.   Support if you are self-employed If you are self-employed and claiming Universal Credit, and are required to stay at home or are ill as a result of coronavirus, the Minimum Income Floor (an assumed level of income) will not be…

PEST CONTROL BODY WARNS PUBLIC OVER ‘STOCKPILING’ DANGERS

PEST CONTROL BODY WARNS PUBLIC OVER ‘STOCKPILING’ DANGERS   The National Pest Technicians Association are keen to warn British households about the public health and pest control dangers posed by stockpiling and hoarding during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As the outbreak continues, temperatures rise and members of the public continue to buy larger quantities of…