British Society of Gerontology statement on COVID-19

In a detailed statement on COVID-19, Professor Thomas Scharf, President of British Society of Gerontology, and members of the Society’s national executive committee argue that fostering generational and societal cohesion during the course of the pandemic is essential.

The British Society of Gerontology (BSG) urges the Government to reject the formulation and implementation of policy based on the simple application of chronological age. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and evidence of growing age divisions in society, BSG also calls on government and media organisations to be cautious in their use of language.

The full BSG statement can be accessed here.