Commenting on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority Sir David Norgrove has today said:

“The UK’s statistical system is continuing to serve the public good in the face of the challenges posed by the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

“The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) have set out plans to ensure that their work continues and adapts at a time when good evidence is more important than ever.”

Related Links:

Covid-19: Changes to Statistics

Understanding exactly how COVID-19 is affecting us is the hardest job we’ve ever had – Sir David Norgrove newspaper column (May 2020)

Covid-19 surveillance and registered deaths data review (April 2020)

Statement from the Office for National Statistics: COVID-19 and the production of statistics (April 2020)

Statement from the Office for Statistics Regulation: COVID-19 and the regulation of statistics (April 2020)

Sir Ian Diamond’s letter to Ed Humperson regarding changes to statistical production and publication as a result of COVID-19 (March 2020)

Ed Humpherson’s response to Sir Ian Diamond (March 2020)

Ed Humpherson’s blog post on Covid-19 and the regulation of statistics (March 2020)