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Get involved in the efforts against Covid-19

We may be staying at home and living under the current Covid-19 restrictions, but there is a number of opportunities open to BU students to get involved in the efforts to defeat the virus. These are being offered by some of our partner organisations and are not under the responsibility of Bournemouth University. We recommend that you find out the full information first before signing up to any of these initiatives.

Contribute to science’s understanding of the long-term effects of Covid-19

The University of Southampton is taking part in a large international survey investigating the long-term effects of Covid-19 and the actions people are taking to prevent and treat the disease.

The research team is looking for participants over the age of 16 and you do not need to have had Covid-19 to take part.

To participate, you simply need to complete an online survey. As a thank you, until March 2021 you could win one of over 60 Love2Shop e-vouchers, ranging from £5 to £500.

More details about the project are available online.

Help influence the campaign to encourage compliance with the Covid-19 rules

Public Health Dorset is currently running a project to look at why some people choose not to comply with the rules around lockdown and physical distancing. This is part of a wider piece of work taking place in the South West and Public Health Dorset is hoping to gain a broad understanding of the themes and what might encourage greater compliance with the rules. 

You can find out more information and take part by participating in this survey.

Take part in trials

There are two clinical trials related to Covid-19 taking place locally. Both trials are using the same drug, a monoclonal antibody, to see if it can offer immediate protection against Covid-19.

Provent is targeting those people who live with others or work closely with other people and who are not due to receive a vaccine jab until later in the year, i.e. younger people and those without any underlying health conditions.

The Stormchaser trial is focusing on those people who are a direct contact of a person who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the last eight days.

Participants of both trials will receive two injections of either the monoclonal antibody or a placebo and won’t know which they receive. To read the full details and find out if you are eligible to take part, please visit the Provent and Stormchaser websites.

If you have any other activities, surveys or participatory calls appropriate for this page, please contact internalcomms@bournemouth.ac.uk.