Social, ethical, and behavioural aspects of COVID-19

This mixed methods study will produce evidence to inform non-pharmaceutical interventions such as communications, quarantine, travel restrictions, social distancing, and other public health measures responding to the COVID-19 pandemic


Primary objective: 


  • To understand the factors that impede and facilitate the compliance of quarantine, self-isolation, social distancing and travel restrictions at different phases of the epidemic
  • To explore people’s understanding about quarantine, self-isolation, social distancing and travel restrictions
  • To identify information sources and investigate any  rumours/ misinformation and to reverse and correct any rumours/ misinformation about COVID-19



Type of study: Observational, mixed methods


Countries: Thailand, Malaysia, Italy, Slovenia, UK


Number of sites: 5


Sample size: Quantitative: 600 per country / Qualitative: 25-35 participants per country


Study participants: Adults


Study status: Recruiting


Principal investigator


More information



Last updated: September 2020



Note that study-related documents posted on the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition (COVID-19 CRC) website have been shared by coalition members for information. Some may have been approved by Ethics Review Boards and others may still be in draft form. Documents posted here may have been further amended before being used in the conduct of the respective trials they were designed for. It is recommended that users review these documents carefully and, if they plan to use them, adapt them appropriately for their intended use. The COVID-19 CRC and its members cannot accept any liability for any claim, loss or damages as a result of any reliance placed on, or use of, these documents.