There are several innovative UK projects that are documenting or exploring the role of veterans and other groups in responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Blind Veterans UK are exploring the effects of COVID-19 and the expereinces of individuals. They have launched a survey to gather contributions:

“The purpose of the survey is to explore the experiences of individuals during the current COVID-19 pandemic situation in order to provide informed feedback to the scientific community. This data will inform knowledge on the status of individuals and communities. The data will be used to develop appropriate response and support to communities.”

“The Frontline project is a digital archive established to collect and empower the voices of health care professionals and associated key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.”

  • King’s Centre for Military Health Research are running Veterans CHECK, to explore the impact of the pandemic on the health and well-being of veterans:

“It is important to understand the impact of the pandemic on the health and well-being of veterans. We would like you to tell us about your experiences during the pandemic. The answers you give to our online questionnaire will tell us if your health and well-being has changed since you last took part in our Health and well-being Cohort Study and to compare the experiences of ex-serving personnel during the pandemic with people from other groups in the population. This will help to inform policy and may help to ensure that people get the support they need. It is also possible that there are some positive effects and we would like you to tell us if that is the case.”