Experiences, Concerns and Support Needs of People Who are/were ‘Shielding’ due to Covid-19 and their Family Members

NRAS is pleased to be one of the partner organisations supporting the following study, please take part if you are someone who is shielding or a family member of someone who is shielding.

Would you be interested in sharing your experiences of ‘shielding’ due to Covid-19? We wanted to draw your attention to some research that we thought might be of interest to you.

We have had a really great response from people with RA or Adult JIA who are shielding, but we really need more responses from family members. Could you ask a partner or other family member you live with to help us by taking part in the survey below for family members?

The research is about the experiences, concerns and support needs of people who are ‘shielding’ and their family members. It will involve completing an online survey, with the option of subsequently taking part in an interview or focus group, if you want to.

Results from the study will be used to provide guidance to health professionals, policy makers and charities during the current Covid-19 pandemic and for future planning. 

There are two versions of the survey, but we really now need your help with the family member survey:

One for people who are ‘shielding’ or were shielding and are no longer doing so, which can be found here:

Survey for people 'shielding'

One for family members of people who are ‘shielding’ or were shielding and are no longer doing so, which can be found here:

Survey for family members

If you have any queries, please contact the research lead (Professor Ann-Louise Caress, University of Huddersfield) directly on a.caress@hud.ac.uk