Research to understand the impact of Covid-19 on Communities - Organisational perspectives

Closed 27 May 2020

Opened 14 May 2020


We are keen to fully understand the impact of Covid-19 and the associated measures on personal, community and societal wellbeing in order to inform the Scottish Government's response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Alongside a programme of research with the public, we are inviting organisations whose work is at the heart of communities and related outcomes in the National Performance Framework, to share how the coronavirus pandemic might have affected the people they work with. 

This survey asks a small number of questions about the concerns, priorities and perceived opportunities for different groups and the experiences of the people and communities that you work with, as you understand them. The information from this research, which runs until Wednesday 27 May, will be presented in a research report to help policymakers better understand and respond to the effects of the coronavirus in communities in Scotland. 

Research into the experiences and impact of the coronavirus will be running over the coming months. As such, we would also appreciate your feedback on the themes and questions included in this survey and how we may improve our approach. We would be very grateful for your thoughts on this. 

Thank you

Scottish Government Covid-19 Analytical Hub

What happens next

This stage of the research has now closed. Thank you for your input. 

The Scottish Government will analyse responses and it is intended that a report will be produced in the coming weeks. 

Findings from this ongoing research will be used to complement existing understanding and to inform wider policy and practice in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


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