Covid listing imageThe COVID-19 pandemic and its associated mitigation and control measures have had a substantial impact on us all, and in particular those who were already affected by inequalities. 

Recovering from a shock or crisis rarely means getting back to an earlier pre-crisis state. Instead, a new set of circumstances are often generated by both the crisis and the response to it. We have been undertaking work in various areas to help support, inform and provide evidence for how we can collectively recover and rebuild a healthier and fairer future. 

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Together with Policy Scotland, we have developed a series of COVID-19 ‘micro briefings’ written in collaboration with expert partner agencies. They are intended to support a range of partners and decision makers by providing concise, accessible overviews of current evidence concerning complex and evolving issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Access the briefings on the Policy Scotland website.

COVID-19: helpful resources
We gathered together some useful links to resources and support. 

Our response to COVID-19 and thoughts for the future
Our Associate Director, Pete Seaman, outlines how our work will respond to COVID-19 in the coming months and reflects on how we can move forward together. 

Food in uncertain times
Riikka Gonzalez looks at how COVID-19 has affected and exacerbated food poverty in the city and how the community food sector has responded to the challenge. 

Active travel during a pandemic (Urban Big Data Centre blog)
Bruce Whyte discusses work with the Urban Big Data Centre and Glasgow City Council to monitor cycling and pedestrian counts in Glasgow and what this data tells us about active travel during the pandemic and in the future.

Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS): exploring local responses to COVID-19
CNS is now undertaking a new piece of research, in partnership with Policy Scotland, to understand the impact of COVID-19 on families with children and how services and organisations are responding to it.

What is community resilience?
Pete Seaman discusses resilience in communities in relation to the challenges of public health and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic: the central role of home
Lisa Garnham reflects on research around the importance of ‘home’ for mental health and how this evidence could shape our response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Supporting community recovery and resilience in response to COVID-19
This report presents an initial rapid review of available and related evidence aimed at supporting understanding of community recovery and resilience in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The impact of COVID-19 on food insecurity in the UK
New content on our Understanding Glasgow site which looks at the findings from the first four waves of a Food Foundation survey.

Cycling through a pandemic
Bruce Whyte explores how COVID-19 and the associated virus containment policies are affecting how, when and where we travel.

The power of communities
Jen McLean discusses the responses of communities across Scotland to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the context of our work on asset-based approaches.

Walking during the lockdown in Scotland
Lisa Garnham explores how patterns in walking have changed since the COVID-19 lockdown began.