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Scottish Government COVID-19 Advisory Group minutes: 9 April 2020

Published: 12 Apr 2020
Date of meeting: 9 Apr 2020

A note of the fifth meeting of the COVID-19 Advisory Group held on Thursday 9 April.

Published:
12 Apr 2020
Scottish Government COVID-19 Advisory Group minutes: 9 April 2020

Items and actions

  1. The Advisory Group discussed current gaps in knowledge to be addressed, including data on transmission in hospitals and the impact of the pandemic on non-covid related presentation and treatment.
  2. The Advisory Group discussed the potential for unintended consequences of measures taken to counter the spread of Covid-19, noting the need for additional evidence in a number of areas. Group members discussed current research underway to better understand the potential health impact of Non Pharmaceutical Interventions on a range of health outcomes.
  3. The Group agreed to feed into UK-wide discussions, including consideration of exit strategies, and to consider how the research gaps identified could be addressed.
  4. Updates were provided to the group on ongoing work on testing capacity, the newly-established data taskforce, and ongoing refinements to modelling.