Elderly people have been of particular interest to policymakers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This global scan of responses was compiled by the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)
Article type: Topic snapshot
Mental health and wellbeing of care home residents and staff: a snapshot of COVID-19 impacts and responses
The devastating impact of the pandemic on care homes throughout the UK has raised many questions that demand further investigation – including the impact of lockdowns, visitor bans and so many deaths on the mental health of residents and staff
Homelessness and COVID-19: a comparison of responses in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England
To better understand the different approaches of each UK nation during COVID-19, Nick Bartholdy and Faye Greaves present a detailed comparison of homelessness data and legislation both before and during the pandemic
The International Network for Government Science Advice has been monitoring different prioritisation models for vaccine rollout – from the arts and culture sector in Serbia to indigenous populations in North America and New Zealand. So what conclusions can be drawn so far?
While policy innovations in many countries have reduced the immediate risks for rough sleepers during COVID-19, these interventions are typically short-term. So what’s working in the UK and around the world, and how can short-term interventions be turned into long-term solutions to homelessness?
From the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT) Summary Country Program India National hotline for telemedicine- parents support children’s access to consultations Australia Beyond Blue provides new materials to enable educators to support students...
The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of schoolchildren: a summary of early responses around the world
Many schools, local authorities and governments are grappling with how to handle the pressures on mental health amongst schoolchildren that have resulted from months of lockdowns and online schooling. How should they best spot emerging problems; how can young people best be supported? Here we share a snapshot of evidence and international experience to help decision-makers respond.