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The impact of COVID-19 on the UK

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 24 MARCH 2020

What impact will COVID-19 have on the UK? From lifestyle changes and work to the economy and mental health, as well as the Brexit process, it's safe to say that Coronavirus requires many of us to adjust.

UK universities, colleges and schools across Great Britain have stopped face-to-face teaching, people who can work from home are being urged to, and we’ve been recommended to avoid unnecessary social interaction and travel, and shops, pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas are all closed.

Many countries within the EU are currently in lockdown, and countries across the world are closing their borders to slow the spread of the virus. This is an incredibly uncertain and worrying time for all of us, with advice changing and being updated daily.

In this episode, we are joined by Centre for Brexit Studies Director Professor Alex de Ruyter and Dr Jacob Salder, Visiting Professor with us at the Centre for Brexit Studies and Lecturer in Enterprise at the Alliance Manchester Business School at University of Manchester.

The experts discuss Boris Johnson's and the Government's role within COVID-19 and if they are doing all they can, as well as the impact of Coronavirus on 'gig economy' workers and the creative industries. They also discuss the impact the virus could have on the Brexit process. 

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