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Lisa Jones and colleagues from Health & Equity in Recovery Plans Working Group under the remit of the Champs Intelligence & Evidence Service have published a rapid evidence review (July 2020 version 2) which provides a summary of what the evidence tells us about the direct and indirect impacts of COVID-19 on health and wellbeing.
As well as the direct impacts of COVID-19 disease, the social distancing and lockdown measures have had a huge and unequal impact of their own on individuals, households and communities through the restrictions imposed on our everyday social and economic activities.
To begin to understand the full extent of the onward impacts on health and wellbeing, this study examined the impacts of COVID-19 on the ‘wider determinants of health’, as these are the factors that largely determine opportunities for good health and wellbeing.
The report includes sections on family violence and abuse and hidden safeguarding issues.