Table 1

Eligibility criteria

  • General population in Canada, including paediatrics and adults.

  • Recommendations, policy, guidance, guiding principles or guidelines that describe PH measures to contain and/or mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19 in Canada. PH measures were categorised according to the PHAC framework for Canadian Pandemic Influenza Preparedness measures.12

  • Examples of PH measures may include social or physical distancing measures; self-isolation; quarantines; school, university or daycare closures; working from home; limited visitation hours in healthcare or long-term facilities; or travel restrictions and bans.

  • All Canadian provinces and territories.

  • Documentation of PH measures implemented between 30 January 2020 and 30 April 2020.

  • PH, public health; PHAC, Public Health Agency of Canada.