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  • Wear-It Study: Help researchers to understand COVID-19 virus transmission risk in the workplace

    Created: 02/10/2022, Updated: 06/10/2022

    The Wear-It Study, part of the PROTECT COVID-19 National Core Study, aims to measure and understand how people interact in the workplace.

    The UK Government's Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) 's team of dedicated researchers has been joining forces with workplaces to generate detailed data on workers’ interactions and support national efforts to:

    • better understand and control the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19) as we adapt to living with the disease; and
    • develop researchers' understanding of how we could better respond to future respiratory infectious disease outbreaks or pandemics if they occur.

    How is the data collected?

    Small, wearable devices will be provided to willing workers at participating workplaces during an agreed period. These devices are used in combination with static beacons, which label the interactions collected by the wearables with location information. 

    Your help is needed  

    Workplaces of interest include those with indoor operational areas, such as large offices, food and drink manufacturing, engineering, warehouses and fulfilment centres, and others – ideally with 50+ workers on site.

    If your organisation is willing to take part, HSE will invite workers to wear small devices while at work for up to two weeks.

    Find out more by reading the Wear-It Study invitation letter and express your interest by contacting the research team:

    E: [email protected] 
    T: 02030 28 3456 

    If you are already using similar proximity technologies to help maintain social distancing in your workplace, the team would be very grateful if you were willing to discuss the possibility of sharing anonymised contact data.

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