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Thomas Ashton Institute

Study to research role of delivery workers in preventing COVID-19 transmission

8 July 2020

Professor Martie van Tongeren and Dr Hua Wei will lead a £300,000 study into the role of gig workers and delivery supply chains in preventing disease transmission.

Image of a delivery person with shopping bags and a woman wearing a face mask at an open door

The team will be working with companies in this sector to collect data on deliveries to construct mathematical models.  The models will determine how the delivery sector contributes to minimising the risk of spreading the disease. They will also set out the impact of additional measures to protect the workers and reduce infection risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study will inform the UK’s policy making in social distancing and coordination of supply chains as a key component of national response to pandemics.

Read the press release on the University website

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