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Public Health England and experts examined on approach to coronavirus

15 May 2020

The Science and Technology Committee will take evidence in relation to its inquiry into UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks.

Purpose of the Session

This session, in its first panel, will focus on the reasons behind Public Health England's centralised approach to testing and its advice relating to re-opening schools in England, among other issues.

The second panel will examine the scientific evidence behind the risk of infection in different workplace environments, as well as measures for reducing that risk.


Friday 22 May

At 9.30am:

  • Professor John Newton, Director of Health Improvement, Public Health England
  • Professor Yvonne Doyle, Medical Director and Director for Health Protection, Public Health England

At 10.30am (approx.)

  • Professor Andrew Curran, Chief Scientific Adviser, Health and Safety Executive
  • Professor Catherine Noakes, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings, University of Leeds

Further information

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