Research and analysis

Evidence of environmental dispersion of COVID-19 for different mechanisms, 14 April 2020

A brief evidence summary for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).


Evidence of environmental dispersion for different mechanisms - 14 April 2020

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This paper covers environmental dispersion for different mechanisms and the risks and potential mitigations/ measures of control within different environments from what we know about COVID-19.

Redactions have been made to protect author identities and remove reference to individuals and organisations. No scientific content has been redacted.

The paper was discussed at SAGE meeting 25 on 14 April 2020.

This evidence was often compiled very rapidly during a fast-moving response and should be viewed in this context. The paper presented here is the best assessment of the evidence at the time of writing, and the conclusions were formed on this basis. As new evidence or data emerges, SAGE updates its advice accordingly. Therefore, some of the information in this paper may have been superseded at a later date.

Published 26 May 2020