Virus Watch: Understanding community incidence, symptom profiles, and transmission of COVID-19

Virus Watch is a household community cohort study of acute respiratory infections in England & Wales and will run from June 2020 to Sept 2021. The study aims to recruit 50,000 people, including 12,500 from minority ethnic backgrounds, for an online survey cohort. Nested within this larger study will be a sub-cohort of 10,000 individuals, including 3,000 people from minority ethnic backgrounds. This cohort of 10,000 people will have full blood serology taken between October 2020 and January 2021 and repeat serology between April and July 2021. Participants will also post self-administered nasal/throat swabs for PCR assays of SARS-CoV-2 and will follow one of three different PCR testing schedules based upon symptoms.

Services

  • Ability to recontact

Existing samples:

  • COVID-19

Contact Information

Email:
a.hayward@ucl.ac.uk
Address:

University College London
1-19 Torrington Pl
London
Greater London
WC1E 7HB
England

Last Updated: 01/04/2021


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