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!
- Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue
- Stephanie Peacock MP interviewed for Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week
- Gordon Samuel, from the Katie Haines Memorial Trust, remembers the day they lost Katie to carbon monoxide
- Public Health Wales
- Think CO: Gas Appliance Safety
- Gas Appliance Safety - YouTube
- HETAS advice videos
- Barry Sheerman MP
- Baroness Finlay
- Sir Peter Bottomley MP
- Stephanie Peacock MP
- John McNally MP
- Jim Shannon MP
- Alex Cunningham MP
- Liz Twist MP
- Ian Byrne MP
- Clive Betts MP
- Andrew Selous MP
- Chris Bryant MP
- Victoria Prentis MP, Minister of State for Defra
- Richard Thompson MP
- Jane Hunt MP
- Sarah Champion MP
- Michael Tomlinson MP
- Karin Smyth MP
- Chris Elmore MP
- Andrea Jenkyns MP
- Mims Davies MP
- Stuart McDonald MP
- Kenny MacAskill MP
- Gerald Jones MP
- Rachael Maskell MP
- Kevin Hollinrake MP
- Christina Rees MP
- Tony Lloyd MP
- Public Health Wales – symptoms
- Royal College of Nursing & RCN Training package
- London Ambulance Service
- Care England
- Association for Real Change, England
- Yellow Advertiser, 22 November 2021
- Registered Gas Engineer, 22 November 2021
- Love Sail, 23 November 2021
- Grampian online, 24 November 2021
- Ham & High, 1 December 2021
- WWU: Wales News online
- WWU Utility company urges young people to be CO aware this Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week (deeside.com)
- WWU Youngsters warned to understand dangers of carbon monoxide | Swindon Advertiser
- Wales 247: You could be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if you spot these signs (wales247.co.uk)
- Property Mark, 23 November 2021
- Agents Alert: new Carbon Monoxide alarm laws revealed... (lettingagenttoday.co.uk)
- Property 118, 24 November