Research and analysis

SPI-B: Current adherence to behavioural and social interventions in the UK, 22 March 2020

Comments prepared by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours (SPI-B) for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).


Current adherence to behavioural and social interventions in the UK: comments from SPI-B - 22 March 2020

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Paper by SPI-B on current adherence to behavioural and social interventions in the UK. It was considered at SAGE 18 on 23 March 2020.

Redactions within this document have been made at the request of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) due to confidential data agreements.

It should be viewed in context: the paper was the best assessment of the evidence at the time of writing. The picture is developing rapidly and, as new evidence or data emerges, SAGE updates its advice accordingly.

Therefore, some of the information in this paper may have been superseded and the author’s opinion or conclusion may since have developed.

These documents are released as pre-print publications that have provided the government with rapid evidence during an emergency. These documents have not been peer-reviewed and there is no restriction on authors submitting and publishing this evidence in peer-reviewed journals.

Published 5 June 2020