Project – Social Distancing

Avoidable Deaths Network

April 2020 to Ongoing – Social Distancing: Cross-Cultural Perspectives from Bangladesh, India, Japan and the UK

The aim of this research project is to explore how social distancing is being defined, perceived and practiced by national governments and household during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh, India, Japan and the UK.

Updates:

19 June 2020 – The data collection has started through the use of an online questionnaire on social distancing. This questionnaire will be distributed in Leicestershire, UK and Bhubaneswar, India. Currently, the questionnaire is also being translated into Bengali and Japanese so that it can also be distributed in Dhaka, Bangladesh and in Takatsuki city, Japan.

15 May 2020 – Ethical approval from the University of Leicester was received.

April 2020 – A thorough and systematic analysis of literature on social distancing practices commenced.

29 March – The project was conceived.