How should risk be communicated? Lords ask
On 28 April, the Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning will hear from two panels of experts - the first will critically analyse how successfully risk and preparedness is communicated to the public. The second panel will explore what we can learn about the UK’s preparedness for risks following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Possible questions include:
- What are the most significant issues with how risk is communicated by the Government, particularly by senior leaders?
- What information and tools are required to help individuals assess risks to themselves and respond proportionally? How can we counter misinformation, particularly on social media?
- Are risk registers and risk matrices, such as the National Risk Register and local equivalents, useful tools for communicating risk to the public or raising public awareness of threats and hazards?
- What lessons can we learn from COVID-19 about the role of the public and local communities in responding to health crises?
- How can the UK ensure that the eventual COVID-19 inquiry is effective and that the lessons learned are embedded?
- What are the main lessons to be learned from COVID-19, particularly with regards to the UK’s preparedness before the pandemic hit?
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