|Implementation of mobility restrictions Interest1 #701148|
The implementation of mobility restrictions, in combination with vaccination and non-pharmaceutical interventions, to meet the needs of small communities during a pandemic.
- During the pandemic, no clear criteria for the formation or dissolution of the Atlantic bubble was established, and while there may have been other communities in Canada, particularly remote communities, including First Nations, and border communities, where quarantine-free travel zones were warranted, the conditions for the formation of such zones, including vaccination levels, and the best approaches to NPI implementation within the quarantine-free zones has not been resolved. This research will serve the needs of Atlantic Canada and other small communities, including First Nations.
- Co-Project Investigators: Amy Hurford (Memorial University of Newfoundland), James Watmough (University of New Brunswick), Matthew Betti (Mount Allison University) and Monica Cojocaru (University of Guelph)
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|Link Travel restrictions and the Omicron variant|
Author: Amy Hurford, Maria M. Martignoni, Paul Tupper, Caroline Colijn, Sarah P. Otto, Christopher McCabe, David J.D. Earn
Publication date: 8 December 2021
Cited by: David Price 4:40 PM 30 January 2023 GMT
|Excerpt / Summary|
Conclusion: Travel restrictions can be warranted, especially when resource capacity is low or a new variant is threatening, and time is needed to gain information. Their implementation should be evidence-based, should enable a sense of global solidarity, promote international cooperation, and guarantee inclusion. If implemented, the need for travel restrictions should be continually reassessed. Once more is known regarding the epidemiological properties of the Omicron variant, the evidence should inform whether travel restrictions need to be continued or can be released.