COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Survey - information for participants

As part of the government’s response to COVID-19, the Ministry of Health would like to find out how people are getting on at this time with a short 10 minute survey.

You may have come to this website because you have been invited to take part in the COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Survey and want to find out more about it.

The COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Survey collects information about how New Zealanders are getting on, and how they are being impacted by COVID-19.  This is a continuation of the survey that was done between March and September 2020.

About the interview

We are inviting some of the people who previously took part in the New Zealand Health Survey, and at the time agreed that we could contact them about other research in the future, to take part in this COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Survey. These people will be called and invited to take part in a phone interview.

The phone interview takes about 10 minutes. The interview will be carried out by trained interviewers from a company called Reach Aotearoa (formerly CBG Health Research). Reach Aotearoa is a New Zealand company experienced in carrying out surveys.

Your privacy

The information given to the interviewer is protected by the Privacy Act 2020 and won’t be discussed with anyone. No one else will know who has taken part in the survey. The answers given are added to other people’s answers to create grouped results, so an individual's information cannot be traced. Your information will always remain confidential.

In the future, health researchers may want to contact you about follow-up research on health or health services. We will only invite you to take part in follow-up research if you consent for this at the end of the interview. If you are invited to take part in any future studies, you will be free to refuse if you do not want to take part.

Need more information?

For more information about the COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Survey, contact Reach Aotearoa, the company carrying out the interviews, on 0800 478 783.

For information on the results of the survey, you can go to COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Survey and the weekly reports.

For information on COVID-19, including questions about financial support and staying at home guidelines, you can go to the Unite against COVID-19 website

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