Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID Anxiety Project


Online survey


18 and over



Time commitment

Three surveys over a six month period, two take about 30 minutes to complete, and one takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Rewards and expenses

All people who are able to take part receive a £10 voucher after completing the first survey and a £20 voucher after completing the final one.

How to take part

About the study

While it is normal to be worried about COVID, people with COVID anxiety become so worried that they cannot get on with their lives. People with COVID anxiety spend a lot of time worrying about their health. Thinking about COVID makes them feel unwell and may also interfere with their sleep.

We are conducting a study to find out how COVID anxiety is affecting people’s lives during the pandemic. We will use the findings to develop better support and treatment for people with COVID anxiety.

What will it involve?

People will be asked to complete a short questionnaire to see if they have COVID anxiety. Those that have COVID anxiety will be asked to complete an online survey that asks people about mental health and their ability to complete the things they need to do.

People will then be asked to take part in two more surveys, three and six months after the first one.

People who take part in the study will be provided information on sources of mental health support.