Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2021: thank you!

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Carbon Monoxide Safety is delighted with the success of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2021. Not only did 28 parliamentarians join the campaign, but on the second day of the awareness week, the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities chose to publish the much anticipated decision on carbon monoxide alarms. Carbon monoxide safety messages echoed around the healthcare sector, a key aim of the campaign this year, and our informative quiz, designed with the CO Research Trust, was taken over 160 times. 

The hashtag #COAW21 was used by 370 separate accounts and, on average, over 100 tweets were posted every day of the week, with a total of 866 tweets. When combined with 618 tweets using the longer hash tag '#CarbonMonoxideAwarenessWeek' these posts generated 8.53 million impressions, with a potential reach of 4.26 million people which is incredibly impressive.

Thank you very much to all who made this year our most impactful Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week yet! Below are some campaign highlights... 


  • APPPCOG officer Chris Bryant MP spoke about acquired brain injury in PMQs on 24 November, and noted how carbon monoxide can impact children.
  • Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week was promoted by at least 26 parliamentarians this year, and by many local authorities.
  • #CarbonMonoxideAwarenessWeek was the hashtag most frequently used by Scottish National Party MPs on 22 November! In Scotland, the new regulations for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will come into force in February 2022.
  • Stephanie Peacock MP and Gordon Samuel, father of Katie Haines, were interviewed about carbon monoxide on 25 November; really raising the profile of the campaign and providing a very powerful safety message.
  • The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA – the new PHE) and four of it’s regional office’s have shared a thread on carbon monoxide poisoning using the COAW logo, Public Health Wales also shared messaging on symptoms & a safety video.
  • A huge thanks to all our APPCOG parliamentary members who were able to take part in the MP video, and those who approved quotes for online content, your support makes the campaign so much more impactful!


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Parliamentary support

APPCOG members 

Other parliamentarians  

Health sector


Alarms announcement