11 Jun

Covid-Conversations: what do we know about coronavirus? (part two)


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  • Time: 10.30 - 11.30


To date, the coronavirus (COVID-19) – officially known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – has been responsible for more than 40,000 deaths in the UK alone and has infected millions globally. The pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives and caused widespread anxiety and fear.  Following our very popular What do we know about coronavirus? webinar, we’re going to take a further look at this virus which has caused such huge changes across the world. The webinar prompted so many questions that we knew we had to return to this topic.

This time we’re digging a little deeper and looking at evidence around viral loads and infection ratios, the differences in recording of deaths and infection rates between countries, and practical advice around what steps should be taken if any premises are linked to an outbreak. Our returning panellists are all experts within health and hygiene who will help us to understand the Government’s plans and how businesses need to respond. Join us as we look at what the virus is, where it originated, and what we can expect over the coming weeks and months.

Sterling Crew, Chair of The Food Authenticity Network, will showcase why correct hand washing can keep the virus in check, while Peter Littleton, technical director at Christeyns Food Hygiene UK, will focus on the role of disinfectants and cleaning surfaces in preventing transmission. We are also delighted to have epidemiologist and adviser to the Welsh Government, Dr Sara Hayes, update us on how the virus is behaving within our society.


Taking place on 11 June, this webinar will be facilitated by professionals and expert panellists.

What's in it for you?

As the COVID-19 coronavirus global emergency continues we are facilitating 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. The webinars will be a call to arms for the profession as well as updating colleagues on the hottest topics.

Who should attend?

Any environmental 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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