Chalk to Talk and save lives - local air pollution experts enlist famous dog to help make social distancing more fun for children

Chalk to Talk, that is the safety message from a local air pollution firm, in a bid to save lives during Covid-19.

Thursday, 26th March 2020, 1:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th March 2020, 1:18 pm
Baggy the air pollution dog

Bio-Global, which is based in Asheridge near Wendover is run by the Hunt family, who own Baggy, the UK's first air pollution monitoring dog.

Baggy made national headlines earlier in the year when, together with her owner 13 year-old Tom and some air pollution monitors, they discovered that air pollution is far worse at child height than adult height.

This led to TV and radio appearances, and a trip to Crufts, but now the Hunts are using Baggy's growing social media platforms to get out a far more serious message, which could save lives during Covid-19.

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Baggy the air pollution dog

Tom's father Matt said: "We don't know how long this is going to go on for, so we need to teach our kids about proper social distancing.

"If we make it into a game, give them a stick of chalk and make sure that we are all at least two metres apart by drawing a line, it will set them up and keep them safe.

"It's easy for children to forget about social distancing, but if parents make it fun then we will all be safer."

And the Bio Global boss, said that people living on housing estates or close to other homes, should also be mindful of their neighbours during the crisis.

He said: "If you have a neighbour, to make sure you not to close, measure 1.5m from your fence each neighbour does it, just in case you forget the distance rule."

You can find out more about Chalk to Talk and Baggy's air pollution campaign by visiting https://www.facebook.com/Bagheera-Hunt-105652317543402/You can find all of the latest Government information on coronavirus by visiting https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus