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Social and behavioural scientists have attempted to speak to the COVID-19 crisis. But is behavioural research on COVID-19 suitable for making policy decisions? We offer a taxonomy that lets our science advance in 'evidence readiness levels' to be suitable for policy. We caution practitioners to take extreme care translating our findings to applications.

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