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    COVID-19 and CO Gas - Staying safe at home during lockdown

    Over the past few weeks, the COVID-19 lockdown has transformed the way we work, socialise, shop, exercise, and carry out pretty much every facet of our day to day lives. For the vast majority of us, this means staying at home, indoors and limiting our contact with the outside world.

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    APPCOG welcomes three new officers

    On the 22nd January, the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) hosted its Annual General Meeting. The APPCOG is thrilled to welcome two new Officers: Chris Bryant MP, Andrew Selous MP, and Sir Peter Bottomley MP.

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    Policy Win: NICE improves CO safety guidance

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has adopted a number of Policy Connect’s recommendations in its updated guidance on ‘Indoor air quality at home’.

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    Policy win: Ofgem improves vulnerability strategy

    The Office for Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) have responded to a recent Policy Connect consultation submission and made several improvements to its Consumer Vulnerability Strategy that will advance carbon monoxide (CO) safety.

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    Creative School Children and their families celebrated at CO Safety competition in Parliament

    On the 11th of July, 10 school children, their families and teachers, gas industry representatives and MPs gathered together in Parliament for the Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety Competition prize giving. The event celebrated the winners, ages 5 to 11, for their wonderfully creative and imaginative work on CO safety and raising awareness about CO more generally. 

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    APPCOG hosts discussion on vulnerable people

    On 27th of June 2019, the All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) hosted a Parliamentary briefing on the Office of Gas and Electricity Market's (Ofgem's) future strategy to support vulnerable consumers in the energy market chaired by APPCOG Co-Chair Barry Sheerman MP and attended by members of the carbon monoxide (CO) community, fuel poverty groups, and the representatives of the energy industry.

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    APPCOG meets with public health Minister

    On the 20 May, Policy Connect and Chris Bryant MP met the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care, Seema Kennedy MP, to discuss carbon monoxide's (CO's) impact on the brain and the APPCOG's recommendations.

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    Baroness Maddock

    The team at Policy Connect is incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Baroness Maddock.

    She was a long-standing officer and important part of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Carbon Monoxide and Policy Connect, and was particularly influential in the introduction of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, which guaranteed tenants in England and Wales the right to an annual gas safety check and certificate. She was respected across the house and was known for her kindness, warmth and concern for the welfare of others. We are grateful for the time she had dedicated to the group and the important contribution she made to raising awareness of and protecting people from CO poisoning, and advancing gas safety.”

The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) is the leading forum for Parliamentarians to discover, discuss and promote ways of tackling carbon monoxide poisoning in the UK.