What if I am not comfortable having someone visit me at home?

If you are concerned about having a healthcare professional or interviewer visit you at home right now, please let them know this when they contact you to make an appointment. It is possible to conduct the interview by video call. While health visits cannot take place remotely, it may be possible to arrange for a visit at a later date (visits will take place up until early 2023). Visits can also take place outdoors if you have a private garden or outside space.  Please discuss your preferences further with the healthcare professional or interviewer when they contact you.

Your participation is voluntary, and you can opt out of any part of the study you are not comfortable with, including the health visit or just certain aspects of the health visit.