COVID-19 Update

Old College Quad

COVID-19 Update – The Edinburgh Study


We appreciate that this is a time of great uncertainty and so we would like to take this opportunity to update you on our plans for the Study over the coming months.

Contacting the Research Team

Due to current events and government advice regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) we have limited access to our office telephones. We will be able to listen to voicemail messages, however, we will not be able to return any calls for the time being. The easiest way to get in touch with us is by email at

Participant Questionnaires

We still plan to send all of our participants their questionnaires within the next few months, so you will hear from us again soon. If you have not provided us with a current email address but are happy to take part in this phase, or have any other questions, please email us at the address above.

Participant Interviews

Given the rapidly changing situation we are uncertain as to whether face-to-face interviews will be conducted in summer 2020. However, we will keep all of our participants up-to-date with Study developments and will be in touch again about the interviews as soon as we possibly can. Please let us assure you, we will always prioritise the health of our participants and our staff, and will be following World Health Organisation and UK Government guidelines.

We thank you all again for taking part in the study and we hope that you remain safe and well during this period.


The Edinburgh Study Team