COVID-19 Shielding impact and experience survey – Scotland

Section: MembershipType: News Item Date Published: 4th June 2020
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Public Health Scotland's survey will gather the views and experiences of people who are shielding in Scotland for the Scottish Government.  

The survey is targeted at people who have received a letter from Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer advising them to shield or for carers to complete on their behalf. The survey covers questions around attitudes and beliefs around shielding, shielding behaviour, the support people are receiving and the impacts that shielding is having on people’s lives.

This survey forms part of an evaluation of the shielding programme which the Scottish Government have asked Public Health Scotland to undertake,  it will also  inform next steps as the programme develops.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and will be open until Sunday, 14 June 2020. The survey can be found at the following link: (this link will take you away from our website)

The link will also be available on the NHS Inform (this link will take you away from our website) and MyGov (this link will take you away from our website) shielding web pages.

People who are shielding who are registered with the SMS service will also receive a text notification. Public Health Scotland are working with third sector partners to encourage as many people as possible to take part.

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