Professor of Public Health and Director of SeRP, SAIL Databank and Population Data Science at Swansea University, Professor Ronan Lyons, chats to Oliver Hides last week on BBC Radio Wales.
Professor Lyons discusses Welsh Governments implementation of ‘COVID Passes’ with Oliver, who was sitting in for Gareth Lewis on the drive-time slot.
In force from 11th October 2021, Welsh Government’s website says ‘The introduction of the COVID Pass builds on the measures in place to help to keep Wales safe and open during the pandemic… The law is changing… so all adults over-18 will need to show an NHS COVID Pass or a negative COVID-19 test to enter certain premises’.
Examples of these premises include,
- Indoor venues – non-seated events for more than 500 people
- Outdoor venues – non-seated events for more than 4,000 people
- And any setting or event with more than 10,000 people in attendance
Professor Lyons’ research interests focus around the secondary use of health information to support the targeting and evaluation of health and non-health service interventions to improve prevention, care and rehabilitation. Ronan is also a member of Welsh Government’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG); a group comprised of experts from government, health care and academia to provide insight and intelligence to guide and inform Wales’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the show, Professor Lyons discusses the evidence gathered from this summers’ unlocking of restrictions to reintroduce large events and the potential impact of this policy as health care organisations prepare for the winter months.
Listen to the full interview here – https://youtu.be/CT5XSszjWcY