Law and Compliance during COVID-19

Tomlinson, Joe and Halliday, Simon and Meers, Jed and Finch, Naomi and Wilberforce, Mark Robson (2022) Law and Compliance during COVID-19. Nuffield Foundation, London.

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The Law and Compliance during COVID-19 project sought to answer a critical question: what drove public compliance – and non-compliance – with lockdown laws across the UK during the early stages of the pandemic? Our focus was on what people thought the law was, and how they behaved in relation to it. Through surveys, interviews, and focus groups with the public during 2020, our aim was to understand how the public responded to the lockdown restrictions that they believed to be legal rules. This report sets out our key findings.


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