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SPI-M-O: Consensus view on public gatherings, 11 February 2020

Consensus statement from the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, Operational sub-group (SPI-M-O) for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).


SPI-M-O: Consensus view on public gatherings - 11 February 2020

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Consensus statement from SPI-M-O which outlines advice on whether stopping large public gatherings will impact the risk of infection to an individual or the population-level spread of COVID-19.

The paper was discussed at SAGE meeting 6 on 11 February 2020.

This evidence was often compiled very rapidly during a fast-moving response and should be viewed in this context. The paper presented here is the best assessment of the evidence at the time of writing, and the conclusions were formed on this basis. As new evidence or data emerges, SAGE updates its advice accordingly. Therefore, some of the information in this paper may have been superseded at a later date.

Published 20 March 2020
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