Opportunity details

EVITE Immunity

Evaluation of the shielding initiative in Wales during the first wave of COVID19

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Full description:

Shielding was introduced across UK in March 2020 to protect vulnerable people from COVID19. There is no evidence that it works. We are comparing outcomes between people asked to shield and a matched cohort: COVID19 infection, hospitalisation, quality of life, immunity. We will interview people and carers who shielded and health professionals about the initiative. We are studying people in Wales, but results will be generalisable across the UK. We seek 2 people for our independent steering group.

Date from

21st April 2021

Date to

21st July 2021


Swansea University

This study is led from Swansea University and is a collaboration of academics, clinicians, data scientists, civil servants and patients. Our meetings are held by zoom and all documents are shared by email.



All of health care
Health services and health delivery


[Not applicable]

Involvement type:


What support is offered?

honoraria, expenses incurred, named support person




reimbursed as required - meetings are likely to be by zoom, at least initially

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?