14 May

Covid-Conversations: pest and hygiene issues for closed businesses


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  • Time: 10.30 - 11.30


The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has seen an unprecedented number of businesses close for the foreseeable future as the Government maintains efforts to limit the transmission of the virus. The next in our series of Covid-Conversations webinars will explore the pest and hygiene issues that are likely to result from these extended closures and how both business owners and Environmental Health Professionals (EHPs) can address them.

Our panel of leading professionals and expert panellists will draw upon their collective experiences to provide practical solutions to avoid pest and disease issues. It includes Ian Andrew, chief executive of British Pest Control Association; Sterling Crew, whose 35 years’ experience as a regulator, retailer, brand owner and food manufacturer has given him a unique perspective on the challenges in the global food supply network; Dr Lisa Ackerley, ‘the Hygiene Doctor’, who has been passionate about raising awareness of hygiene for over 30 years; and Darren McKellar, Pest Control & Clinical Waste Manager at London Borough of Lewisham.  

What's in it for you?

As the coronavirus global emergency continues, we are bringing together the environmental health community to discuss how they are responding to this crisis. In these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever for CIEH to facilitate these discussions. These webinars are a call to arms for the profession, as well as providing essential updates for colleagues on the hottest topics.

Who should attend?

Any environmental health and public health professionals.

What you need to know

This free webinar is open to all environmental health and public health professionals, not just CIEH members. However, if you want to attend, you must register online to confirm your attendance. Once registered, you will be sent an email with joining instructions.

The webinar is limited to 1,000 attendees and registering guarantees you a place on the webinar. Once we reach 1,000 registrations no more will be accepted. All our webinars will be available for access post-broadcast so that they can be watched again or at a more convenient time if you are unable to attend.


Please see our CIEH webinar FAQs.

  • This webinar amounts to 1 hour of CPD.
  • CIEH will only issue CPD certificates to registered delegates who have signed in and engaged with the entire session.
  • Where a team has watched the webinar together, a CPD certificate will only be issued to the registered delegate who attended the session; however, team leaders are welcome to issue their own CPD certificates to colleagues who have attended. There is guidance on this in the My Resources section of MyCIEH.
  • CIEH is not able to issue CPD certificates to those who view the recording of a webinar at a later date.
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