Health researchers at the University of Bath are leading a new study to understand more about the effects of social distancing and isolation on our individual lifestyle habits.
This includes our exercise patterns, what we eat and our mental wellbeing.
By asking participants from throughout the UK to complete a short survey, the researchers want to look at the changes people have made during lockdown, what factors have driven them and, more broadly, what can be learnt from this.
The survey can be completed anonymously, or for those who are interested, the researchers will run follow-up surveys at 6 and 12 months and will invite participants to take part in a telephone interview.
By taking part in the survey, there is no obligation to take part in the follow-up surveys or an interview.
Dr Tania Griffin from the Department for Health explained: “We are aware social distancing and isolation measures will have impacted people’s lifestyle habits in various ways.
“We are keen to find out more about individual experiences during this time and look at what we can learn to support people’s health going forwards.”
You can take part in the research study here: https://bathreg.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/covid-19-research.
The project has been approved by the University of Bath, Research Ethics Approval Committee for Health.
If you have questions, you can contact the research team via [email protected].