The Wellcome Covid-19 Questionnaire
This questionnaire is freely available to population health researchers to download.
The Longitudinal Population Studies (LPS) COVID-19 questionnaire will help population health researchers address health, behaviour, social, environmental and economic questions in the context of the pandemic.
You can collect COVID related data across multiple domains using the same validated questions used or adopted by other cohorts. This allows direct comparison with studies carried out at similar or different times or settings. It will also benefit meta-analysis.
We thank The Welcome Trust for supporting the establishment and initial development of the questionnaire. The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, University of Bristol and Generation Scotland, University of Edinburgh, are now (July 2021) supporting the resource.
Using the Questionnaire
It is available to download and use in whole or in part. You can access the different topic areas here.
Download the whole questionnaire here:
OR in sections:
- Physical health (Office document, 64kB)
- Long covid (Office document, 65kB)
- Mental health (Office document, 60kB)
- Social circumstances (Office document, 84kB)
- Lifestyle (Office document, 61kB)
- For parents concerning children and young people (Office document, 65kB)
- Personal response to the pandemic (Office document, 64kB)
- Impact of Brexit (Office document, 55kB)
- Covid-19 knowledge and policy (Office document, 58kB)
- Domestic violence (Office document, 68kB)
- Healthcare (Office document, 56kB)
- Environmental attitudes (Office document, 55kB)
- Views on science and research (Office document, 79kB)
- Engagement in research (Office document, 103kB)
- Remote vs face to face research (Office document, 104kB)
- Measures for children and young people to complete (Office document, 66kB)
- Suggested helplines (Office document, 26kB)
A steering group, chaired by Professor Nic Timpson and Professor David Porteous, updates the questionnaire in response to new research questions and priorities.
Please contact us by email for more information or to be notified of updates to the questionnaires.
Acknowledging the questionnaire
When acknowledging how you gathered data for your research please use the following description:
Data collected and analysed in this work were derived from questionnaire material developed as part of the Longitudinal Population Studies COVID-19 questionnaire. This was supported by Wellcome “Longitudinal Population Study Covid-19 Steering Group and Secretariat” as a Strategic Support Science Grant - 221574/Z/20/Z.
Timeline for Covid 19 in the UK
This timeline, updated monthly, illustrates the progress of the pandemic in the UK, alongside policy measures, national and international events, and key milestones for population studies. Thanks to all the studies that helped to contribute to its production.
Outputs from the questionnaire
We will update this section with your published research – please get in touch to let us know when publishing.
- European Respiratory Journal: The impact of asthma on mental health & wellbeing during COVID-19 lockdown (April 21)
- Wellcome Open Research: Longitudinal evidence for persistent anxiety in young adults through COVID-19 restrictions (August 20)
- medRxiv: Mental health inequalities in healthcare, economic, and housing disruption during COVID-19: an investigation in 12 longitudinal studies (April 21)
- Wellcome Open Research: Limits of lockdown: characterising essential contacts during strict physical distancing (April 21)
Studies who are contributing to the development of the questionnaire, data analysis and cascade of research are:
- Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children
- Born in Bradford
- Centre for Longitudinal Studies
- COSMOS, SCAMP & Airwave
- The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
- Generation Scotland
- National Blood Donor Cohort
- South Asia Biobank
- Twins UK
Steering group: Professor Naomi Allen, Drew Altscul, Jeff Banks, Andy Boyd, Professor Lisa Calderwood, Professor Nish Chaturvedi, Professor John Chambers, Professor John Danesh, Dr Leon Danon, Professor Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Dr Josie Dickerson, Professor Paul Elliot, Dr Chloe Fawns-Ritchie, Alissa Goodman, Ben Gordon, Anna Guyatt, Paz Garcia, Professor Rebecca Hardy, Dr Deborah Hart, Simon Haworth, Charlotte Huggins, Dr Claudia Langenberg, Professor Deborah A Lawlor, Dr Kate Northstone, Professor Rosie McEachan, Sally McManus, Joe McNamara, James Pickett, Professor George Ploubidis, David Seymour, Claire Steves, Dr Ellen Thompson, Professor Martin Tobin, Dr Laura Venn, Professor Helen Ward, Professor Jim Wilson and Dr Tiffany Yang.
Research funding agency representatives include: Bridget Taylor (ESRC), Bruna Galobardes (Wellcome Trust), Catherine Moody (MRC), Gavin Malloch (MRC), Laura Morrell (ESRC), Mary de Silva (Wellcome Trust), Rhos Walker (HDRUK), Tamysn Derrick (MRC).
To request the questionnaire or support please email us.
We’re working with The International HundredK+ Consortium of Cohorts to share resources, intelligence and data where appropriate. IHCC have a Wellcome Trust funded questionnaire targeted for lower and middle income countries to aid a standard approach to pandemic research questions and analysis.
Reaching policy makers
During the first year of the COVID-19 we established a rapid-response pipeline to the scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) via Health Data Research UK and to other policy makers through the CLOSER COVID-19 research hub.
If you wish to highlight your research findings, please get in touch
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To request a copy of the questionnaire or for support please email us.