Research and analysis

TFC: COVID-19 in higher education settings, 10 February 2021

Paper prepared by the Children’s Task and Finish Group (TFC).


Children’s Task and Finish Group: Paper on higher education settings -10 February 2021

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Paper by TFC providing an update on evidence related to COVID-19 in higher education (HE) settings. It draws upon data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), Public Health England (PHE), and the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG UK) consortium. It was considered at SAGE 80 on 11 February 2021.

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 These documents have not been peer-reviewed and there is no restriction on authors submitting and publishing this evidence in peer-reviewed journals.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 22 February 2021