Generation Scotland

What is CovidLife?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) control measures can greatly impact health and wellbeing. We're designing surveys to understand their effects. The first CovidLife and TeenCovidLife surveys are closed. Find out more about our surveys here.

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is on everyone’s minds. The UK Government messages can be a challenging one and the rules are changing  over time until the pandemic is in check.  Every person and each household will experience the effects differently. Some will cope well, others won't. For this reason, we felt it was important to understand the full impact of the pandemic. 

After COVID-19 has passed, some will be able to get back on their feet quickly but others might not. We want to know how people are feeling and coping. This allows us to think about what to plan for and how to prepare for the future. 

We invited people, over the age of 18, to take part in the CovidLife survey. They were asked questions about the impact the pandemic had on their life. The survey included questions on education, mental health, wellbeing and more. You can see a summary of the main findings here:

Initial results of CovidLife survey released

The first CovidLife survey is closed but CovidLife survey 2 is now open. We would be grateful if you decide to take this follow up survey, so that we can find out how you are feeling and coping as lockdown eases. If you took part in the first CovidLife survey, check your inbox for your personalised link and invitation to take part survey 2. If you don't find it in your inbox, please check your junk folder. If you didn't receive your link and would like to take part, please email us at genscot@ed.ac.uk

Similarly, we invited young people to take part in TeenCovidLife. We invited young people aged 12-17, living in Scotland, to take part. We wanted to know how the pandemic had affected their school and home life. The first TeenCovidLife survey is also closed. Survey 2 will be released at the start of the next school year.

If you need any support during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find the collection of support links below helpful to you:

Useful COVID-19 support links