This page is for new volunteers. If you have already participated in EXCEED and want to be more involved please click here.
Who can take part?
Anyone over the age of 18 living in the Midlands, UK, can take part - whether or not you have any long-term health conditions or have had any COVID-19 symptoms.
Minority ethnic and migrant communities have had higher rates of COVID-19 hospital admissions. To understand why this is happening we especially encourage people from these communities to consider taking part.
What does taking part involve?
If you choose to take part we will ask you to complete short questionnaires about your health, whether you have had symptoms of COVID-19, and other ways the pandemic may have affected you. These can be done online.
With your consent we will access your health records and we may send you a saliva sample collection kit, or use ‘left over’ samples from blood tests done at the hospital or by your GP. This allows us to study your health and DNA. In the future, we may also send a kit to test whether you have had the virus that causes COVID-19, if this is feasible.
At present you can only participate in English. We plan to add more languages soon.To register to be part of EXCEED, click here.