To inform guidance development by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) undertook a rapid review to summarise the published public health guidance in relation to physical distancing in non-healthcare settings.
This review set out to identify physical distancing guidance in three specific areas:
- The use of physical distancing measures in non-healthcare settings
- The availability of risk assessment tools or frameworks to assist in the development of physical distancing guidance in non-healthcare settings
- The physical distance specified in the identification of close contacts during contact tracing