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UKHSA and O2 Business
How using mobility data can help protect the nation’s health
Planning to protect
The UK Health Security Agency uses O2 Motion data to understand and predict the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and other emerging health threats.
The UKHSA has developed innovative analysis and modelling to understand population movement and behaviour fed by O2 data. These insights are helping to inform government policy and prepare for future health threats.
“Business brought a collaborative approach from the start. They helped us understand the data and develop new ways to use it.”
Guy Rubin, Data Acquisition Manager, UKHSA
Unique detailed data shows public movement, travel patterns and presence at a given time in specific local and national geographical areas.
Data-informed key decisions for Government policies during the pandemic, such as local restrictions and awareness campaigns.
Movement and behavioural data were combined with health data to develop sophisticated statistical models to analyse and predict the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Developing a cross-government knowledge network to share an understanding of the value and benefits of mobility data plus drive innovative uses and applications.