Using public health law to contain the spread of COVID-19

Br J Nurs. 2020 Mar 12;29(5):326-327. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2020.29.5.326.

Abstract

Richard Griffith, Senior Lecturer in Health Law at Swansea University, considers what powers are available to ministers, health and local authorities to minimise the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes.

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • Coronavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Coronavirus Infections / transmission
  • Humans
  • Pneumonia, Viral / prevention & control*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / transmission
  • Public Health / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • State Medicine
  • United Kingdom

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2