Covid-19: How it is changing us

Grant number: 221427/Z/20/Z

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Key facts

  • Disease

  • Start & end year

  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

  • Funder

    Wellcome Trust
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    The Young Foundation
  • Research Category

    Policies for public health, disease control & community resilience

  • Research Subcategory

    Approaches to public health interventions

  • Special Interest Tags


  • Study Subject


  • Clinical Trial Details


  • Broad Policy Alignment


  • Age Group

    Adults (18 and older)

  • Vulnerable Population


  • Occupations of Interest



This landmark research aims to understand in real time, and longitudinally, how Covid-19 is changing people's experience of community and levels of social protection in society. It will specifically focus on the ways in which: Covid-19 is affecting and shaping the interactions between individuals in society and the effect on health, wellbeing, resilience, quality of life, and community digital is playing a role in community responses to the virus different measures to mitigate the virus changes the experience of community in a time of crisis individuals and communities relate to science, research and its role with respect to Covid-19 The aim of this project is to collect real-time information to inform policy makers and practitioners about how communities are responding to the pandemic, public health measures and other mitigation measures. It will also generate early insight into the potential longer-term impacts on both individuals' mental health and community wellbeing. To understand how communities are experiencing Covid-19 across the UK, we will conduct a quantitative study with a nationally representative sample across the four nations. This will be supplemented by innovative digital ethnographic research which generates in-depth real time insight into the experiences of a diverse group of 100 adults.