Environmental charity Global Action Plan (GAP) and Guys & St Thomas’ Charity are undertaking a project on air quality and coronavirus, with particular local application in Lambeth and Southwark.
We are working with air quality and respiratory academic experts as well as thousands of local residents through polling and interviews to capture "lived experience" stories. Together these will form a campaign to build back cleaner air as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted – we want to see the life come back to our streets but not the air pollution. Our project will explore some of the big questions being asked right now: Is there a link between air pollution and vulnerability to coronavirus and related health outcomes? Has air quality improved and why, and how can we maintain current low levels of air pollution?
This is the commissioning brief for a Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) of the health link between COVID-19 and air pollution which forms one aspect of our project. While our wider project has a particular focus in Lambeth and Southwark, the REA should be national in scope (and where relevant, draw on international research).
You can apply by sending your application to [email protected] by the deadline of Monday 25th May 2020. We expect to notify the successful applicants by Monday 1st June 2020. We are looking to publish the REA in part or in full throughout the summer.