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TBI and the UK Response to Covid-19

In March 2020, we dedicated our entire team to equipping global leaders to confront the Covid-19 crisis. In the UK, we focused on three key areas: public health, exit strategies for moving beyond lockdown, and harnessing technology.

2020

UK government abandons efforts to contain the virus and shifts focus to delaying the peak

2020

UK enters lockdown

2020

Public health

A Message to Leaders From Tony Blair: How to Mobilise Government to Fight Covid-19

2020

Public health

Covid-19 Testing in the UK: A Primer

2020

Five-pillar plan announced to increase testing to 100,000 a day

2020

Use of Tech

Technology and the Response to Covid-19: Our Approach

2020

Use of Tech

Mass Community Testing Is Crucial to Covid-19 Response: Here's How We Get There

2020

Use of Tech

Contact Tracing and the Fight Against Covid-19: How Digital Tools Can Help

2020

Exit strategies

Suppression Exit Strategies: Options for Lifting Lockdown Measures in the UK

2020

Exit strategies

The Economic Policy Response to Covid-19

2020

Public health

Covid-19 Testing in the UK: Unpicking the Lockdown

2020

NHSX contact-tracing app announced

2020

The government announces 'five tests' that must be met before easing lockdown measures

2020

New Vaccine Taskforce launched

2020

Exit strategies

A Sustainable Exit Strategy: Managing Uncertainty, Minimising Harm

2020

Exit strategies

TBI gives evidence to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee hearing on exit strategies

2020

Public health

The Path to Mass Testing

2020

Testing available for all key workers who have symptoms

2020

Use of Tech

A Price Worth Paying: Tech, Privacy and the Fight Against Covid-19

2020

Use of Tech

Digital Policy for a Lockdown: How Tech Can Help Us Adapt to a Radically Altered World

2020

Use of Tech

Government Should Put the Online Marketing Machine to Work Against Misinformation

2020

Use of Tech

TBI gives evidence to the UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

2020

Health secretary Matt Hancock announces that target of 100,000 tests per day has been met

2020

Public health

The Importance of Masks in Exiting Lockdown

2020

Test, track and trace trial begins on Isle of Wight

2020

Exit strategies

A Roadmap for Exit: Saving Lives and Livelihoods – Lessons From Around the World

2020

Use of Tech

Contact-Tracing Apps: What the UK Government Should Do Next

2020

Roadmap for reopening society and Covid Alert System featuring 'five levels', determined by R value, announced

2020

First steps in easing lockdown begin

2020

Public health

The Architecture of Containment: Getting to Gold

2020

Testing eligibility expanded to everyone in the UK with symptoms

2020

Exit strategies

Smart Exit: A Covid-19 Early-Warning Model

2020

Plans for national antibody testing programme for NHS staff set out

2020

£300 million in additional funding for track and trace announced

2020

Temporary border restrictions including 14-day quarantine announced

2020

Use of Tech

How Covid-19 Is Accelerating the Rise of Digital Democracy

2020

Public health

Therapeutics and Covid-19: The Global Race for an Effective Treatment

2020

NHS Test and Trace is formally launched

2020

Use of Tech

Wearables, Covid-19 and the Health-Tech Revolution

2020

Second steps in easing lockdown are taken

2020

Use of Tech

Using Location Data to Tackle Covid-19: A Primer

2020

Exit strategies

Reset: How the UK’s Covid-19 Strategy Must Change to Rebuild Confidence

2020

Government announces that face coverings will be compulsory on public transport from 15 June

2020

Public health

Changing the Game on Testing

2020

New travel rules for entering and returning to the UK confirmed

2020

Use of Tech

Digital Identity: The Missing Piece of the Government's Exit Strategy

2020

Non-essential shops given green light to reopen from 15 June

2020

Use of Tech

Digital Identity Is the Key to a 'New Normal' That Works for Everyone