Department of Health: COVID-19 social distancing and behaviour study

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC), a government department, conducted a research study in the UK to inform the Government's Covid-19 communications response and policy design and assess the behavioural response and changing circumstances.

An unprecedented challenge

The COVID-19 (C19) pandemic is one of the single biggest crises the world has faced in a lifetime. The UK response to C19 required the unprecedented efforts of the British public to pull together in a spirit of national sacrifice and community.