Easing lockdown measures in England examined by Committee
16 February 2021
The Science and Technology Committee will explore considerations for easing lockdown measures in England and the management of other non-pharmaceutical interventions.
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- Science and Technology Committee
Wednesday 17 February
At 9.15am, panel one
- Professor Dame Angela McLean, Professor of Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford, and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Ministry of Defence
- Professor Mark Woolhouse, Professor of infectious disease epidemiology, University of Edinburgh
At 10.15am, panel two
- Dr James Rubin, Professor in Psychology & Emerging Health Risks, King's College London
- Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford
At 11.15am, panel three
- James Hetherington, Chief Data Science Adviser, Joint Biosecurity Centre
- Dr Johanna Hutchinson, Director for Data and Data Science, Joint Biosecurity Centre
Purpose of the session
Aspects to be discussed include the role of test, trace and isolate as restrictions are eased, the effect of the vaccination programme and the implications of the evolution of the virus.
The Committee will also question Joint Biosecurity centre officials on the technical annex that is used to calculate the impact that testing, tracing and self-isolation could be having on transmission of the virus.