COVID-19 Evidence and insights

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CLOSER’s briefing notes, infographics, and written evidence submissions to Parliament provides insights on the impacts of the pandemic to help inform policy and decision making.


September 2021

CLOSER Infographic
COVID-19 impact on access to healthcare
Published 29 September 2021

This infographic draws on evidence from longitudinal population studies to show how COVID-19 widened existing healthcare access inequalities in the UK for women and people with chronic illnesses, disabilities or multimorbidities.

Download the infographic (PDF): COVID-19 impact on access to healthcare

 

CLOSER Infographic
COVID-19 impact on education
Published 9 September 2021

This infographic draws on evidence from longitudinal population studies to show how UK school closures during the first COVID-19 lockdown affected primary and secondary level schoolchildren.

Download the infographic (PDF): COVID-19 impact on education (PDF)

 

August 2021

COVID-19 Briefing Note
Evidence and insights from longitudinal population studies
Published 24 August 2021

This briefing note draws together key findings from multiple UK longitudinal population studies over the last year highlighting the impacts of the pandemic on specific groups of people, and outlining policy and research priorities to help address these in the short- and long-term.

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July 2021

CLOSER contribution
POSTnote: Mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults
Published 21 July 2021

CLOSER contributed to this POSTnote which summarises the key findings from research, highlights the groups most affected and their mental health outcomes, and the limitations of current knowledge. It also discusses policy approaches to protect mental health and how healthcare services can adapt to improve outcomes.

View the POSTnote on the POST website.

 

January 2021

CLOSER written evidence
Education Committee’s Home Education inquiry
Published 26 January 2021

CLOSER’s written evidence submission to the Education Committee’s Home Education inquiry surfaced research from UK longitudinal studies on the impact of COVID-19 on home schooling on children and parents, and recommends additional measures required to mitigate any negative impacts.

View the evidence submission on the Parliament UK website.

 

November 2020

COVID-19 Briefing Note
Evidence and insights from longitudinal population studies
Published 3 November 2020

Summary of initial findings from the UK’s longitudinal population studies on the impacts of the pandemic on a range of areas (including employment, education, and mental health) and specific groups of people.

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May 2020

COVID-19 Briefing Note
Response from the longitudinal research community

Published 7 May 2020

Summary of the initial response by the longitudinal research community to the COVID-19 pandemic, at a national and regional level.

Download this briefing note (PDF): Evidence and insights from longitudinal population studies