Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th May 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the scientific advice relating to the decision to allow mass gatherings such as the Cheltenham Festival in March.

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

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies provides scientific and technical advice to inform Government decision-makers during emergencies. The scientific advice on public gatherings was published on the UK Parliament website on 30 March 2020. The Government makes decisions based on the best scientific evidence, along with consideration of the economic, operational, social and policy implications of any interventions that might be introduced.

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