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.…

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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…

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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…

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Latest Government Measures on COVID-19

Latest Government Measures on Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do Stay at home Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people Wash your hands as soon as you get home   For “Full guidance on staying at home and away from others”  – Click…

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NPTA UPDATES due to Covid-19

NPTA UPDATES due to Covid-19   To all Members of the NPTA, We are all having to deal with pressures concerning the Corona Virus outbreak, the team here are still at the office supporting members on a daily basis. If you need advice or just need another opinion please ring us. We have followed Government…

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ICUP 2020 conference to be re-scheduled

ICUP 2020 conference to be re-scheduled With much regret, the organising and executive committees for the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) have decided to postpone the 10th ICUP Conference. This was planned to run from 29 June to 1 July 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. The Conference is now re-scheduled for 13 – 15 September…

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Rodenticide regime calls for no exceptions, bad apples or excuses

Rodenticide regime calls for no exceptions, bad apples or excuses   The first two years with all stewardship elements in place have seen “stubbornly intractable” rodenticide residues in barn owls, says the 2019 Annual Report from the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. For the regime to be a success, “conscientious compliance” with stewardship principles by all…

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