Ireland’s National Action Plan in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) recognises that we all must change our behaviours to slow down transmission of the virus.
The easiest and most important actions we can all take are:
wash our hands
practice respiratory hygiene
practice physical distancing
follow the most up-to-date public health advice
The National Action Plan also recognises the importance of building and maintaining solidarity, community spirit and resilience across the population for the duration of the national COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response.
Behavioural science can provide important insights and evidence to support communications and other interventions required to drive and sustain behavioural change, as well as respond to emerging concerns.
The Behavioural Change Subgroup was set up to provide insights and evidence to support the Communications strategy and the wider work of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).
The Subgroup membership includes a number of Irish experts from national agencies and academic institutions.
The Subgroup meets weekly and agendas and minutes of previous meetings will be published below once approved by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) COVID-19 Subgroup – Behavioural Change.
The Terms of Reference and membership of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) COVID-19 Subgroup – Behavioural Change will also be published here.
Terms of Reference
NPHET COVID-19 Subgroup – Behavioural Change: Terms of Reference