How did the UK government face the global COVID-19 pandemic?

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This paper aims to analyse the coordination and cooperation in Primary Health Care (PHC) measures adopted by the British government against the spread of the COVID-19. PHC is clearly part of the solution founded by governments across the world to fight against the spread of the virus. Data analysis was performed based on coordination, cooperation, and PHC literature crossed with documentary analysis of the situation reports released by the World Health Organisation and documents, guides, speeches and action plans on the official UK government website. The measures adopted by the United Kingdom were analysed in four periods, which helps to explain the courses of action during the pandemic: pre-first case (January 22-January 31, 2020), developing prevention measures (February 1-February 29, 2020), first Action Plan (March 1-March 23, 2020) and lockdown (March 24-May 6, 2020). Despite the lack of consensus in essential matters such as Brexit, the nations in the United Kingdom are working together with a high level of cooperation and coordination in decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic.




Resende, T. C., Paschoalotto, M. A. C., Peckham, S., Passador, C. S., & Passador, J. L. (2021). How did the UK government face the global COVID-19 pandemic? Revista de Administracao Publica, 55(1), 72–83.

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