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TFC: Comments on sequencing of social distancing measures (schools), 20 May 2020

Paper prepared by the Children’s Task and Finish Group (TFC) for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).


Children’s Task and Finish Group: Comments on sequencing of social distancing measures (schools), 20 May 2020

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Paper by TFC on sequencing of social distancing measures. It was considered at SAGE 38 on 21 May.

It should be noted that a separate statement from SPI-B was not produced in conjunction with this paper as indicated. This paper should be viewed in context: the paper was the best assessment of the evidence at the time of writing. The picture is developing rapidly and, as new evidence or data emerges, SAGE updates its advice accordingly.

Therefore, some of the information in this paper may have been superseded and the author’s opinion or conclusion may since have developed.

These documents are released as pre-print publications that have provided the government with rapid evidence during an emergency. These documents have not been peer-reviewed and there is no restriction on authors submitting and publishing this evidence in peer-reviewed journals.

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Published 26 June 2020
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