Scottish Government - Outdoor Health initiative

A recent workshop brought together various outdoor bodies including land managers, health professionals and outdoor users including representation from Scottish Orienteering.  The Scottish Government Health Protection Division were keen to promote the message that going outdoors and doing activities is good for you but avoid bugs and germs!  E.coli O157 and Cryptosporidium are of particular concern, as is Lyme disease carried by ticks. The NHS Inform website provides useful guidance 

26th Oct 18

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The Scottish Government is keen to promote messages about risks to health but not in a way that deters occasional or regular outdoor activities.  Following feedback from the workshop expect a campaign some time in the future.

Some video links of relevance can be seen here (Dan Bell, Vlogger and Outdoor Expert):

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by Colin Matheson