COVID-19 pandemic: statement for PaPaS collaborators and colleagues

We recognise that these are uncertain times and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt by many of our collaborators and colleagues. We want to reassure all of you that your health, and your current priorities at work and home, are of the utmost importance to us.

For those with any ongoing or pending tasks relating to a PaPaS Cochrane Review or other related activity, we will not be imposing any deadlines on these tasks and can be flexible in response to your needs and those requested by others (e.g., funders).

We encourage you to keep the channels of communication open and we would like to hear if you are having difficulties regarding any PaPaS related work. Our core team of staff in the UK is well and still working, although our regular hours have been disrupted by the lockdown and closure of childcare facilities. We recognise that our standard response times will be affected, but we are doing our very best to mitigate any delays.

Cochrane's COVID-19 response, including news and resources, is available here.

If you have any queries or concerns, or would just like a chat, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

On behalf of the Co-ordinating Editors and all at PaPaS,

Stay well,

Anna Erskine

Managing Editor

Cochrane Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care (PaPaS) Review Group