Civil contingency response
The Civil Contingency Response strand is led by Prof. Clifford Stott of KPAC and Keele University. Working directly with a whole range of project partners including Public Health England, Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue, West Yorkshire Police, West Midlands Police and Warwickshire Police, we will undertake a series of interviews and where possible direct observations of practice with a full range of professionals who have had direct experience of the Civil Contingency response to COVID-19 in the UK. We will use these data to understand how responder actions impact upon community relations, public adherence to regulations and social tensions. We will also seek to explore the factors which serve to build or undermine solidarity, shared endeavour, and collective resilience between responder agencies in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.