A rapid review of evidence on the technical considerations and societal implications of using technology to transition from the COVID-19 crisis
Governments around the world are beginning to look to data-driven technologies as tools
to support the transition from emergency lockdown measures in response to COVID-19.
There are three interlocking technical interventions being considered in the UK, as well
as in other countries: digital contact tracing applications, symptom tracking applications
and digital immunity certificates. It is suggested that these technologies can inform research
into the disease, prevent further infections, and support the restoration of system capacity
and the opening up of the economy.
Our rapid evidence review 'Exit through the app store?' evaluates evidence to support the immediate deployment of digital contact tracing.
No silver bullet: how can the UK government use technologies to transition out of COVID-19 lockdown while protecting public health?
In the first in a series of webinars exploring the current questions raised by the COVID-19 global health crisis.
What can we learn about successful approaches to COVID-19 technologies from the devolved nations of the UK?
Shedding light on the capacity of technology to trace and monitor the movement of individuals.