COVID-19 Longitudinal data releases

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This section contains details of the latest COVID-19 longitudinal study data releases and where to access these. It will be updated when new data is made available.


September 2020

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)

Data from the second ALSPAC COVID-19 survey is now available for researchers to access. Over 6,400 study participants took part in the survey, which ran from May to July 2020.

The survey contains information on symptoms of COVID-19 and seasonal flu, mental health and social, behavioural and lifestyle factors. More information about the dataset can be found in ALSPAC’s Wellcome Open Research data note.

Visit the ALSPAC to find out more and access the data


August 2020

Understanding Society

Data from the third Wave of the Understanding Society COVID-19 survey is available to download from the UK Data Service. Data for this third wave of the study was collected in June 2020.

The survey contained questions on a range of topics, including COVID-19 symptoms, employment and working conditions, loneliness and mental health, relationships, and neighbourhood cohesion.

Access the Understanding Society COVID-19 dataset (Study number: 8644)


July 2020

British Birth Cohort Studies and Next Steps

Data from the first COVID-19 survey sent to participants of five nationally representative longitudinal cohort studies has been deposited in the UK Data Service. Over 18,000 people, aged between 17 and 74, took part in the survey, which ran throughout May 2020.

The survey collected information on participants’ physical health, mental health and wellbeing, family and relationships, education, work and finances, time use, and attitudes during the lockdown.

Access the British Birth Cohort Studies and Next Steps COVID-19 data (Study number: 8658)

Understanding Society

Data from the second Wave of the Understanding Society COVID-19 survey is available to download from the UK Data Service. The survey ran from late May to early June 2020.

The survey includes questions on a range of topics including COVID-19 symptoms, physical and mental health, housing, employment and finances, relationships, and time use.

Access the Understanding Society COVID-19 dataset (Study number: 8644)


June 2020

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)

Data from the first ALSPAC COVID-19 survey is now available for researchers to access. Over 6,800 study participants took part in the survey, which ran from April to May 2020.

The survey contains information on symptoms of COVID-19 and seasonal flu, travel prior to the pandemic, mental health and social, behavioural and lifestyle factors. More information about the dataset can be found in ALSPAC’s Wellcome Open Research data note.

Visit the ALSPAC website to find out more and access the data.


May 2020

Understanding Society

Data from the first Wave of the Understanding Society COVID-19 survey is available to download from the UK Data Service. Over 17,500 study participants took part in the first survey.

The survey contains information about mental and physical health, health behaviours, caring, employment, income, education, and family relationships within and beyond the household.

Access the Understanding Society COVID-19 dataset (Study number: 8644)