The Department has no specific plans to provide support to the charity Carbon Monoxide Awareness during Carbon Monoxide Awareness week.
Public Health England (PHE) publishes an annual press release to coincide with Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness Week advising people to have their fossil fuel and wood burning appliances such as cookers, heaters and boilers checked by an appropriate registered engineer before winter. PHE is working with the Department on a Chief Medical Officer letter to remind health care professionals of the signs and symptoms of CO poisoning. PHE is also updating its flowchart to assist general practitioners and emergency physicians in diagnosing CO poisoning which will accompany this letter.
PHE and the Department will provide input into the Cross Government Group on Gas Safety Report which is released in November. This report details the work of its members to reduce deaths and injuries from accidental poisoning from CO.