Titles and summaries

New coronavirus (COVID-19) content

All titles should follow our usual house style for titles. They should:

  • be short and clear
  • be frontloaded with the most important information or topic first
  • include the geography and time period (for articles, this is where appropriate)
  • be written in sentence case.

If the article or bulletin is specifically about the coronavirus, please include this in the title. For articles, use the format “Coronavirus and [topic]”.

Coronavirus and employment for parents in the UK: October to December 2019

If the article or bulletin contains some information on the coronavirus, but this is not the main focus of the content, include “coronavirus (COVID-19)” in the summary and meta description. For example, the Deaths registered weekly in England and Wales bulletin summary is:

Provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales, including deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19), by age, sex and region, in the latest weeks for which data are available.

Any changes to titles or summaries should also be reflected on the calendar entry. Please email publishing@ons.gov.uk.