Lectern sign carrying the message "Hands. Face. Space"
Lectern sign carrying the message "Hands. Face. Space", with image icons, as used in the televised pressing conferences from 10 Downing Street, London, during the Covid-19 pandemic, England, 2020. Collected as part of the SMG Covid-19 Collecting Project.
Public health messaging has been central to the UK’s strategic response to the COVID-19 pandemic and underpinning the more complex range of messages aimed at different audiences have been a series of simple, baseline slogans. The most high profile stage for such messaging have been at the daily UK government press conferences held at 10 Downing Street from March 2020, where this lectern sign was used. This messag “Hands, Face, Space” was mentioned on 31 July 2020 by Prime Minister Boris Johnson during one of his televised briefings. It was launched as a campaign in September 2020.