Public Health Impact of Mass Sporting and Cultural Events in a Rising COVID-19 Prevalence in England
Smith, J., Hopkins, S., Turner, C., et al. (2022). Public Health Impact of Mass Sporting and Cultural Events in a Rising COVID-19 Prevalence in England. Epidemiology and Infection. 150(42).
The authors conducted phone interviews and online surveys to understand the impact of mass gatherings such as sports and cultural events on transmission of COVID-19. They identified cases associated with these events, and differing prevalence based on the kind of event. The article recommends face coverings, minimizing crowding when ventilation is poor, and avoiding behaviors like shouting in enclosed venues.