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Scottish Government COVID-19 Advisory Group minutes: 23 April 2020

Published: 27 Apr 2020
Date of meeting: 23 Apr 2020

A note of the ninth meeting of the COVID-19 Advisory Group held on Wednesday 23 April.

27 Apr 2020
Scottish Government COVID-19 Advisory Group minutes: 23 April 2020

Items and actions

The Advisory Group discussed modelling work specific to Scotland which is being carried out both within Scottish Government and by other groups. The Advisory Group agreed that it is desirable to have a number of different groups working on this in order to be able to consider the results of different approaches. The group discussed how this capacity can be developed further in Scotland, in partnership with SPI-M wherever appropriate 

The group noted the publication of the Framework for Decision Making by the Scottish Government and reiterated the importance of ongoing public engagement work. Sciencewise was cited as a potential partner in this. 

An update on the most recent SAGE meeting was given and the group discussed the implications of current SAGE work in the Scottish context.  

The Advisory Group held a short discussion on how behavioural science could inform communication with the public, including options for enabling the public to share their experiences with the Scottish Government and other external organisations.