[Effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions aimed at commerce in controlling the spread of COVID-19]

Balboa Beltrán E, Triñanes Pego Y, Faraldo Vallé MJ, Casal Acción B
Record ID 32018002660
Original Title: Efectividad de las medidas no farmacológicas dirigidas al comercio en el control de la diseminación de la COVID-19
Authors' objectives: Intervention to be evaluated: Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs) aimed at the control of the COVID-19 pandemic that are implemented in commercial establishments (defined as those places where the sale of products or services takes place).
Authors' results and conclusions: 57% of the studies that analysed measures targeting the commercial sector, namely shop closures to varying degrees, report a significant impact of the measures. All of the studies identified analyse data for the period from the start of the pandemic until May 2020 at the latest; during this period, several interventions were adopted at the same time, making it difficult to assess the effectiveness of each of them. There is a very wide range of interventions to be taken in relation to the commercial sector that are not reflected in the studies identified. The evidence identified suggests that measures aimed at closing businesses were effective in reducing reproductive numbers and the rate of growth of infections during the period analysed. It would be of interest to analyse the results of business-related studies in relation to successive waves of the pandemic. In order to identify the effect of specific measures in detail, it is necessary to refer to the primary studies.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2022
English language abstract: There is no English language summary available
Publication Type: Full HTA
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Pandemics
  • Primary Prevention
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Commerce
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • commerce
Organisation Name: Scientific Advice Unit, avalia-t; The Galician Health Knowledge Agency (ACIS)
Contact Address: Conselleria de Sanidade, Xunta de Galicia, San Lazaro s/n 15781 Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Tel: 34 981 541831; Fax: 34 981 542854;
Contact Name: avalia-t@sergas.es
Contact Email: avalia-t@sergas.es

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