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The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Olympic stadium plan, courtesy London 2012

The Health Protection Agency is working closely with partners in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to ensure the health of those attending and participating is protected.

 

Olympic stadium image copyright London 2012.

In the lead up to and during the Games, the HPA will produce a daily public health situation report (SitRep) for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and other key partners, including the Department of Health. This will include information on public health threats, incidents and patterns of disease across the UK, and any significant international event that may have the potential to impact on the Games. Assurance will be provided that the appropriate public health response is being undertaken to protect all those taking part in and visiting the Games.

Part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy is the sharing of knowledge and experience between those involved in the planning and delivery of each Games. Work is underway with international organisations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) to share information associated with mass gatherings to improve health protection. The designation last year of the HPA as a WHO Collaborating Centre on Mass Gatherings and Extreme Events will help facilitate this. This accolade reflects the high level of support that HPA provides to WHO and other international partners to share public health knowledge and learning as a result of the Games to create a lasting public health legacy.

Contact us

For media enquiries related to the Games and HPA, call 020 7811 7243/7242 or email pressoffice2012@hpa.org.uk  

For general enquiries related to the Games and HPA email info2012@hpa.org.uk

For other enquiries about the HPA visit the Contact us page.

For media enquiries related to the Games and HPA, call 020 7811 7243/7242. The press office can provide information for journalists who would like information about the HPA’s role in the Olympics.

For other media enquiries contact the most relevant press office.

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