COVID-19 Evidence and insights ShareThis

CLOSER’s briefing notes and written evidence to Parliament aim to provide insights on the impacts of the pandemic and help inform policy decisions.

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.

Download the briefing note (PDF)


May 2020

COVID-19 Briefing: 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 the briefing note (PDF)