As Scotland emerges from its latest round of COVID-19 restrictions, attention is on looking forward, and planning routes to recovery. In order to plan well, it’s important to look back, too. There's much to learn from how the Coronavirus pandemic actually unfolded and how local services responded. This can help us better prepare for future… Continue reading The third sector as key workers and strategic collaborators
This week marked a whole year since we entered a national ‘lockdown’ for the very first time. The emergency restrictions placed on our everyday lives in response to coronavirus have seen working from home, social distancing and wearing a mask become part of our ‘new normal’. While limiting the spread of the virus – these… Continue reading Lockdown legacies: Let’s stop the spread of inequality
Professor Chris Chapman (Principal Investigator, CNS), and Dr Sarah Weakley (Research Associate, CNS) recently contributed a blog to the International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO) website. On the topic of schools re-opening, Professor Chapman and Dr Weakley discussed Scotland's phased-return approach, set to commence on Monday 22 February. This will see in-person learning restart for 'early… Continue reading Reflections from Scotland: What’s the best way to reopen schools safely?
With lockdown in place due to COVID-19, there are so many unknowns in front of us. It has been key to look at examples from other countries in order to consider what might happen in Scotland post-lockdown.