UPDATE 06 April 2021
Following the government's announcement on 05 April, we have updated the visual guide slightly. Here is the new PDF. The key changes are:
The next update is due on or around 10 May
The recently-released England Covid-19 Spring Response is a long and detailed written document with very little in the way of visualising the complicated 4-step, 4-test roadmap. So we’ve had a go instead - here’s the PDF.
There’s a lot of information to convey here:
We’ve chosen to keep it simple with a straightforward left-to-right timeline. The steps are colour-coded moving from blue (cold, frozen) to green (open, growth). Icons are used when categories become more relaxed, along with a vertical bar to signpost each significant change.
With the exception of the title, this slide is one single table and the colour is provided through cell fills and border styles. Almost all of the icons come from Microsoft’s inbuilt icon set.