TestEd Survey of Staff and Student Experiences and Perceptions of Novel Covid-19 Testing Platform

  • Tim Aitman (Creator)
  • Helen Stagg (Creator)
  • Roxanne Connolly (Creator)
  • Mats Stage Baxter (Creator)
  • Yazmin Morlet Corti (Creator)
  • Linda Bauld (Creator)
  • Alice Street (Creator)
  • Sarah Christison (Creator)



Survey of staff and students at the University of Edinburgh related to their participation in a routine, asymptomatic Covid-19 workplace testing pilot. 522 participants completed a pilot survey in April 2021 and 1,750 completed the main survey (November 2021). Surveys explored: the acceptability of regular PCR testing among students and staff, particularly involving an approach that was less invasive than nasopharyngeal swabbing; barriers and facilitators to participating in a regular university testing programme, including in the context of other testing methods being available; and whether participation in such a programme changed adherence to public health guidelines.
Date made available1 Feb 2023
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverage1 Apr 2021 - 30 Nov 2021
Geographical coverageUK,Edinburgh,UNITED KINGDOM

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