Government Communication

Total 15 Posts

Six lessons the UK should have learned, one year on from its first lockdown.

8 min read
Act quickly, act decisively, trust people, communicate clearly, tackle inequality and be prepared.

Coronavirus is no longer seen as high risk by many – and that’s undermining control measures.

5 min read
Good communication and factoring in human behaviours can prevent people from dismissing the risk of the coronavirus.

UK government’s tiered COVID-19 alert systems are all flawed, warns disaster expert.

5 min read
Other countries have developed and used alert level systems effectively in the management of COVID-19. So why is the UK struggling?

#BuildBackBetter — What’s behind Number 10’s latest slogan?

4 min read
Why the government should now stop with the slogans altogether and stop acting like they are constantly campaigning, and simply get on with the job instead.

Will increasing fines make people comply with coronavirus rules?

5 min read
What makes us comply with the rules? Behavioural economics holds some clues for how to enforce coronavirus measures. To really get everyone involved in preventing coronavirus, the government needs to communicate better and try to restore trust.

Different lockdown rules in the four nations are confusing the public.

5 min read
Researchers find widespread confusion in the UK population about the different lockdown rules, which is partly attributable to national newspaper coverage but also to bad UK Government communication.

Governments can learn from consumer psychology when it comes to public health messaging.

4 min read
People are more receptive to a caring tone than fighting talk.
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