15 March 2020 – Prime Minister to hold daily press conferences concerning COVID-19

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Media/Arts/Culture
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Overview: The UK government commits to holding daily ministerial press conferences and briefings on the Covid-19 crisis.
Full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-to-lead-cross-government-drive-to-defeat-coronavirus

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification:
“From tomorrow daily press conferences will be hosted by the Prime Minister and senior Ministers on the coronavirus pandemic, supported by scientific and medical experts including the Chief Medical Office and Chief Scientific Adviser. The press conferences form part of the government’s commitment to clarity and transparency in order to ensure British people are fully informed about the steps they can take to protect themselves and others.”