UK government COVID-19 response timeline

Here is a chronological overview of the UK government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on England. It is updated on an ongoing basis.

The government’s response is seen through a communications and reputational lens. External factors such as health, financial, economic, social, cultural, political, legal and regulatory actions and events, and media coverage and public opinion polling, are highlighted in italics.

IPSOS-MORI and YouGov provide useful data and insights on UK public opinion on the COVID-19 pandemic. See Pew Research for an international perspective.

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

  • 31: Wuhan Municipal Health Commission reports first cluster of cases of ‘pneumonia of unknown cause’
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