Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 6 April 2020.

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Photo of Lord Ahmed Lord Ahmed Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have provided, and plan to provide, in relation to religious gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government has introduced social distancing guidance which should be implemented across all sectors including religious gatherings, this will help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. A copy of Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK is attached.

Additionally, a scientific evidence-based review on the impact of mass gatherings on an influenza pandemic has been published. A copy of Impact of Mass Gatherings on an Influenza Pandemic: Scientific Evidence Base Review is attached.

Guidance on social distancing (Word Document, 195.42 KB)
Mass gatherings evidence review (PDF Document, 508.05 KB)

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