Working Paper: Covid-19 Mitigation Measures Among Children and Young People

Summary of Scottish evidence on the COVID-19 mitigation measures aimed at children and young people

1. Introduction

This working paper summarises evidence on the use and impact of Covid-19 mitigation measures and rules for children and young people in Scotland. Mitigation measures to reduce transmission among children and young people and to adults include the use of face coverings in certain settings including schools and school transport, hygiene, physical distancing, school transport and guidance aimed at young people. The World Health Organisation advise that countries monitor the impact of face coverings on young people in particular, looking at their health, including mental health; transmission of Covid-19; as well as motivators and barriers to wearing face coverings. This paper is an attempt to follow that advice and, indeed, go beyond it by monitoring information from parents as well.

This paper includes information about forthcoming sources as well as existing evidence. For weekly data sources, data included in this paper is up to the end of November.



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