With many European governments making it compulsory to wear face masks in certain public places, and others recommending it, will masks become part of ‘the new normal’ in the UK? Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey and Professor Perry Hinton look at what norm theory can tell us about behaviour change.
"I suddenly discovered the wisdom in the well-established Islamic teaching telling us to always prioritise facilitating the ‘prevention of common harm’ to the wellbeing of all." Dr Abdullah Sahin, Reader in Islamic Education, reflects on the challenges and opportunities around celebrating Ramadan during the coronavirus lockdown
"Like the weather, a pandemic hits everyone, but the wealthy are always more ready to survive the storm." Dr Maria Barrett, Assistant Professor in the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies, comments on the impact of coronavirus on the arts and theatre sector, especially on smaller theatres and galleries
Global health law expert Dr Sharifah Sekalala from the University of Warwick School of Law takes a look at the emergency legislation starting its Parliamentary passage today.
As the Chancellor prepares to announce a package of support for workers whose jobs are at risk because of COVID19, Dr Heidi Ashton from the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies highlights the particular challenges for people in the creative sector.