The COVID-19 Schools Infection Survey (SIS) was launched at the start of the 2020-21 academic year, aiming to gain an insight into how the pandemic has affected children’s lives and their education. The first findings from this important study, jointly led by The Office for National Statistics (ONS), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and UK Health Security Agency, have now been published. Fiona Dawe explains the vital role this data plays.Read more on Using the COVID-19 School Infection Survey to measure the impact of the pandemic on children
Every week the ONS has been charting the tragic death toll of the coronavirus pandemic. As we pass the midway point in the year, Sarah Caul looks back on what has happened so far in 2020 and, using trends from previous years, gives her view on what could happen next.Read more on Coronavirus deaths: Taking stock of what we’ve seen so far – and what might happen next
As the coronavirus pandemic develops, it is crucial the ONS updates its mortality analysis to ensure the best evidence is…Read more on Ethnicity, Disability, Religion: Which groups are at most risk of death involving COVID-19?
The mission of the ONS is to ensure public understanding and decision-making is informed by timely and high-quality analysis and statistics. During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ONS has responded to the need for rapid information that has been used by decision-makers. As we approach another bank holiday weekend, Deputy National Statistician Iain Bell reflects on how the ONS has informed the response to the pandemic so far.Read more on Delivering insight on the COVID-19 pandemic: How the ONS has informed the response so far