03 March 2020 – Government publishes official coronavirus action plan

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Creation of or release of plans
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Department of Health and Social Care, Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Overview: The UK government publishes its official coronavirus action plan. Introduced by the Prime Minister, this document provides the public with information on:

Plans to contain the spread of the virus; how action will develop as the virus spreads
What people can do to protect themselves and their families.

The plan also includes information on the government’s 4-stage strategy to: (1) contain; (2) delay; (3) research; (4) mitigate

It sets out advice for how the public should respond in each stage, including what to expect if the outbreak becomes a pandemic.
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Learning from other jurisdictions
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government, International – government
“Our response to COVID-19 is guided by the international situation, the advice of organisations such as the WHO, surveillance, data modelling based on the best available evidence and the recommendations of our expert bodies (Annex B). The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) provides expert medical scientific advice. The four UK governments’ Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) continue to advise the health and social care systems across the UK, and government agencies in all parts of the UK involved in responding to this outbreak.”
(Section 4.2 of the Plan)