covid-19

The UK is binning 53,000,000 disposable face masks every single day

53 million disposable face masks are sent to landfill every single day

The UK is binning an incredible 53,000,000 disposable face masks every single day, with reports that many face masks are ending up being carelessly discarded in the street ending up in streams and rivers.

“If you walk around any street now you will see disposable face masks being blown around with leaves in the gutter – they are the new cigarette butt – people are simply chucking...

Getting vitamin D from natural food sources such as mushrooms during winter months

Could mushrooms solve vitamin D crisis

With winter starting to descend upon us, getting enough vitamin D from natural food sources such as mushrooms becomes even more important than other, sunnier months of the year.

The body is designed to get vitamin D from sunshine through the skin, but through the darker months this is much harder to achieve, especially in the UK. With more local lockdowns rapidly being introduced,...

The secret to long-lasting friendships

The secret to long-lasting relationships

With social distancing still “the new norm”, and many of us unsure of the last time we hugged any of our friends, a new study* by Interflora has revealed the secret to long-lasting friendships; have two separate friendship groups, a mix of five personalities, and don’t forget to celebrate those all-important friendship milestones.

The new study of 2,000 Brits reveals some good news...

Plan a halloween trail this year with the children

Halloween fun in the age of Covid

With different parts of the country under different lockdown rules, the idea of celebrating Halloween may seem an impossibility.

But Catherine Lynch of education experts PlanBee says you can keep your children spooked out – and stay within the law.

Halloween 2020 is going to be a bit different to previous years. Groups of childrenputting their hands into several bowls of...

 The cost of car insurance in the UK is now on a steadier trajectory

Car insurance costs accelerate after COVID slowdown

The temporary easing of coronavirus measures over the summer has brought with it some stability to motor premiums, according to research by data insight specialist Consumer Intelligence.

After tumbling 2.5% in the two months following lockdown in March, the cost of car insurance in the UK is now on a steadier trajectory – rising just 0.1% in the last three months.

However,...

57% of us are cleaning more than we did before

Home cleaning boom over Covid-19 concerns

More than half (52%) of people in the UK are more concerned about the cleanliness of their homes since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 57% of us cleaning more than we did before – averaging an additional 63 minutes each week. This is according to new research from British cleaning product manufacturer, Hydrachem. It produces Cert, a household cleaner that destroys the SARS-CoV-2...

nearly half of British parents will not get their child vaccinated against COVID-19

Nearly half of UK parents will NOT get their child vaccinated against COVID-19

The UK’s largest online platform for childcare providers, parents, schools and tutors has discovered that nearly half of British parents (45%) will not get their child vaccinated against COVID-19.

The survey of more than 5,000 parents and guardians by Childcare.co.uk discovered that a fifth (20%) of those who would reject a vaccination believe that COVID-19 is ‘fake and doesn’t...

A British company is today launching a household cleaner

Household cleaner launched that destroys COVID-19 in just 60 seconds

A British company is today launching a household cleaner which destroys the SARS-CoV-2 virus - which causes COVID-19 – in just 60 seconds. Cert. is manufactured by Hydrachem, which has specialised in this area of disinfection for almost 50 years. Cert’s tablet has the same formula, strength and level of disinfection as the main one manufactured by Hydrachem for use by the NHS, and which has...

One in four men aren't washing their hands according to new research

One in four UK men still not scrubbing up when it comes to washing hands

Public health advice is still falling on deaf ears, with as many as one in four men still not washing their hands properly, according to research by Just Sanitise .

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, handwashing for more than 20 seconds has been pitted as one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses. Yet one in five of all UK men, and as many...

One third of those in need didn’t get enough help during lockdown

One third of those in need didn’t get enough help during lockdown

During the corona lockdown, assistance from volunteers was inadequate for 1/3 of those in need, according to new research from Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) Erasmus University and Nlvoorelkaar. Results from this corona aid study carried out among participants of ‘NLvoorelkaar’, the largest volunteer platform in the Netherlands, show that while vulnerable target groups were kept safe,...

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