Survey to understand barriers to self-isolation

Have you had to self-isolate in the last six months? Hertfordshire County Council is carrying out a survey to understand the challenges and barriers people face when required to self-isolate.
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This survey is being conducted by the Public Health Evidence and Intelligence Team at Hertfordshire County Council.
Individuals are currently required to self-isolate for 10 days if they experience symptoms of Covid-19, test positive for the virus or have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms or tests positive. For many people self-isolation can be a difficult undertaking. The aim of this research is to better understand the challenges and barriers people face when required to self-isolate and how they can be better supported to do so.

Taking part involves completing an online survey which will take approximately 15 minutes. Your participation is voluntary, and you may stop the survey at any time. The survey is open until Friday 20th August 2021.
The survey can be completed anonymously, meaning you are not required to provide identifiable information such as your name or contact details.

All data collected will remain confidential and will be stored securely in compliance with general data protection regulations (GDPR). For more information on how Hertfordshire County Council looks after any personal information you share with us please visit:
Your answers to the survey will be combined with other respondents and summarised in a report and presentation. Individuals will not be identifiable.

The survey asks questions about your experiences of self-isolation, including details of any times you may have left home during the 10-day isolation period. Your responses to the survey will be used solely for the purposes of research. There will be no follow-up or consequences for disclosing that you left home during a period of self-isolation. In fact, your openness on this matter will help us to better understand what support is needed.

If you have any questions or require this survey in an alternative format (for example, large print, audio or in another language) please:

Contact the research team:

Don't like surveys? Take part in a telephone interview instead!

The research team wants to explore residents' experiences of self-isolation in more detail. Each interview will last approximately 20-30 minutes and there will be no follow up or consequences for disclosing that you left home.

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