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Coronavirus (COVID-19) support study experiences of and compliance with self-isolation: research findings

Published: 19 Aug 2021
Directorate:
Covid Co-ordination Directorate
Part of:
Coronavirus in Scotland
ISBN:
9781802012699

This research explores compliance with and experiences of the 10 day period of self-isolation undertaken by index cases, contact cases, and international travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research took place between March and June 2021.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) support study experiences of and compliance with self-isolation: research findings
Footnotes

Footnotes

1. See Coronavirus (COVID-19): test, trace, isolate, support strategy (gov.scot)

3. assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/925133/S0759_SPI-B__The_impact_of_financial_and_other_targeted_support_on_rates_of_self-isolation_or_quarantine_.pdf

4. assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/931005/S0762_Fifty-seventh_SAGE_meeting_on_Covid-19.pdf

5. No one opted for the video interview format.

6. Behavioural compliance is a derived measure of compliance based on how soon an individual started to self-isolate after being advised to do so, whether or not they left their home/accommodation during this period and how long they were able to self-isolate for. A participant who complied with all of these measures is described as 'fully compliant'. Someone who complied with some, but not all, is described as partially compliant and a participant who did not comply with any is described as non-compliant.

7. Though International Travellers are not offered proactive outreach from their Local Authority to self-isolate they can contact they Local Authority directly or via the National Assistance Helpline.


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