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.


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)


Coming soon

  • First dataset from COVID-19 survey sent to participants of the 1946, 1958, 1970 & 2000-01 British birth cohorts, Next Steps, and Southall & Brent Revisited cohorts
  • Second Wave of Understanding Society COVID-19 survey