Coronavirus: Leicester

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th September 2020.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the medical and scientific advice that he received which informed the decision to shut the schools in Leicester during the local covid-19 lockdown.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

At all times during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government’s response has been guided by the latest scientific advice. The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) provides scientific advice to support United Kingdom decision-makers during emergencies. In recognition of the importance of transparency in these unprecedented times, SAGE has been publishing the statements and the accompanying evidence it has reviewed online on GOV.UK to demonstrate how the scientific understanding of COVID-19 has continued to evolve as new data emerges, and how SAGE’s advice has quickly adapted to new findings that reflect a changing situation.

The scientific advice on reintroduction of measures and their impact on rate of infection was published on GOV.UK on 10 July.

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