The Wellcome Trust's Covid-19 Questionnaire

The Wellcome Trust's Covid-19 questionnaire is freely available to all population health researchers.

The Questionnaire

The Welcome Trust COVID-19 questionnaire is freely available to population health researchers to address health, behaviour, social, environmental and economic questions in the context of the pandemic.

It will help you explore changes using the same validated questions to the lives of cohort participants the UK and elsewhere.

The questionnaire is available as data dictionaries and is formatted in RedCap and Qualtrics

The resource has been made possible by Wellcome Trust support to the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, University of Bristol and Generation Scotland, University of Edinburgh.

Timeline for Covid 19 in the UK

This timeline illustrates the progress of the pandemic in the UK, alongside policy measures, national and international events, and key milestones for population studies. Thanks to all the studies that helped to contribute to its production. 

Using the Questionnaire

The questionnaire is freely available to download. We only ask that you inform us how you intend to use it and of any research outcomes.

 Wellcome Covid-19 Questionniare Bank (Office document, 219kB)

To let us know how you are using the resource and for any support contact us -

Quoting the data

When acknowledging how you gathered data for your research please use the following description:
Data gathered from questionnaire(s) provided by Wellcome Longitudinal Population Study Covid-19 Steering Group and Secretariat (221574/Z/20/Z)


Wellcome are very pleased to support this work to enable the development, deployment, collection and analysis of a shared COVID-19 questionnaire across UK cohorts and other studies. This work is essential to promote reproducibility and foster open and trustworthy research, as well as of course to advance science. Wellcome are really grateful to all participants who have generously provided their data to tackle this global crisis.

Mary de Silva

Common themes

Academic teams are working on the following themes:


We will provide introductory advice and guidance on single and cross cohort analysis and linkage to other available data sets on request. Please contact us for more information. 

Reaching policy makers

We have established a rapid-response pipeline to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) via Health Data Research UK and to other policy makers through the CLOSER COVID-19 research hub

If you wish to highlight your research findings to these groups, please get in touch.

Who's who

Studies who are contributing to the development of the questionnaire, data analysis and cascade of research are:

Secretariat: Professor Nic Timpson, Professor David Porteous, Lynn Molloy, Robin Flaig

Steering group: Professor Naomi Allen, Drew Altscul, Jeff Banks, Andy BoydProfessor Lisa Calderwood, Professor Nish Chaturvedi, Professor John Chambers, Professor John Danesh, Dr Leon Danon, Professor Emanuele Di Angelantonio, Dr Josie Dickerson, Professor Paul Elliot, Dr Chloe Fawns-Ritchie, Alissa Goodman, Ben Gordon, Anna Guyatt, Paz Garcia, Professor Rebecca Hardy, Dr Deborah Hart, Simon Haworth, Charlotte Huggins, Dr Claudia Langenberg, Professor Deborah A Lawlor, Dr Kate NorthstoneProfessor Rosie McEachan, Sally McManus, Joe McNamara, James Pickett, Professor George Ploubidis, David Seymour, Claire Steves, Dr Ellen Thompson, Professor Martin Tobin, Dr Laura Venn, Professor Helen Ward, Professor Jim Wilson and Dr Tiffany Yang

Funders: Bridget Taylor (ESRC), Bruna Galobardes (Wellcome Trust), Catherine Moody (MRC), Gavin Malloch (MRC), Laura Morrell (ESRC), Mary de Silva (Wellcome Trust), Rhos Walker (HDRUK), Tamysn Derrick (MRC).

Contact Us

To request the questionnaire or support please email us at


We are working to maximise and improve the efficiency of NHS and administrative data linkage to enhance cross-cohort analyses of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Do get in touch if you need assistance with your questionnaire ethics application.

Field Studies

The questionnaire is currently being used in Department of Health and Social Care supported field studies of serological test for COVID-19. We encourage and will endeavour to support the use of the questionnaire for similar COVID-19 studies.


We’re working with The International HundredK+ Consortium of Cohorts to share resources, intelligence and data where appropriate.  IHCC have a Wellcome Trust funded questionnaire targeted for lower and middle income countries to aid a standard approach to pandemic research questions. 

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