This release by Public Health Scotland assess how the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) held in Glasgow between 25 October and 13 November 2021 brought new and unique surveillance challenges with a large influx of visitors into Glasgow during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This report describes the epidemiology of COVID-19 in the run-up to, during and after COP26 using established surveillance systems and through data collected by an enhanced surveillance system set up by PHS. This final report expands on the preliminary report published on 16 November 2021 and covers the period after COP26 to determine any impact COP26 had on COVID-19 epidemiologic trends in Scotland following the event. The findings of this report will be important in informing the surveillance response for future mass gatherings and large events in the era of COVID-19 in Scotland.


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Public Health Scotland. 2021, Surveillance of the impact of COP26 on COVID-19 infections in Scotland - Final report 14 December 2021, Public Health Scotland. Available at: https://doi.org/10.52487/50642

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