KQ Coronavirus resources for researchers, businesses and public

Updated 03 August 2020

Reopening

Here we track the partners opening their doors to the public for the first time since lockdown. Expect restrictions, extra safety measures and advanced ticketing in place. Follow the links for more, before your visit.

Business

Life Sciences

Please help support the use of appropriate face coverings by downloading and sharing this infographic from the British Medical Association in your organisations and on social media.

Humanities

  • Google is expanding the Google News Initiative to support local news outlets and online journalists, while the pandemic means services remain in demand but revenues continue to fall – the expansion includes new international workshops and programmes aimed at, among other things, spotting COVID-19 misinformation and boosting ad sales.
  • Central Saint Martins has been challenging its student and staff to make washable fabric face masks for the general public and scrubs for NHS workers. The university has created comprehensive guidelines for making scrubs, which other organisations might wish to download.
  • Latest findings extracted from UCL‘s ongoing research into life under lock down show a severe strain in our personal relationships. A quarter of respondents report a decline in relationships with colleagues, and roughly 20 per cent of respondents believe their relationships with the people they live with, including partners and children, have worsened.
  • You can now download and read a summary report of Art Fund‘s research into how the arts and heritage sector has been affected by the coronavirus and how funding bodies can best support the sector, and in which 85 per cent of those surveyed were concerned about how to encourage visitors back into the building once they re-opened.
  • Following this survey of the museums and galleries sector, Art Fund has announced a major revision to its funding programme, making more than £2 million available in support for re-opening and beyond, through its Respond and Reimagine Grants and strategic partnerships.
  • Zoom gloom: Reflecting on some fascinating research, City, University of London‘s Professor André Spicer describes the various ways in which we are not yet emotionally or mentally equipped to handle a life of video conference calls.
  • Mansplaining: Academics at City, University of London found that in March media coverage of the coronavirus “nearly three times as many expert men as women were interviewed. This is a much higher ratio than usual.”
  • The Anna Freud Centre has published online a wealth of guidance and resources to support young people’s mental health in this period of disruption and uncertainty.
  • A new series of blogs from children’s mental health experts at the Anna Freud Centre will consider the psychological and emotional effects of the pandemic on children, and the strategies and opportunities available to look after them.
  • Aga Khan Foundation UK has distilled its educational work in 18 different countries into a curated support pack to help families navigate the online educational resources available for children learning from home.
  • A new issue of The Stay at Home Garden pack from Global Generation features an abundance of colourful new creative activities for your children.
  • The latest coronavirus community response newsletter from Somers Town Community Association can be accessed via Google drive here. Please read for volunteering and donation ideas, and for the latest on the work being done by Camden Mobile Food Bank, We Are Ageing Better, Global Generation and the STCA Living Centre.