About this study

Strict measures have been taken in many countries to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. People are advised to limit social contacts to a bare minimum and people presenting with symptoms characteristic for COVID-19 are asked to self-isolate for two weeks. Undoubtedly, many of these measures will affect our daily lives.

Since many of these measures are unprecedented, we have no clear idea of how they will affect our daily life. This study aims to find out. What do people do in times of measures that require them to stay more at home and limit social interactions outside the household? How do they organize paid and domestic work? How do they organize childcare and informal care? How do they spend their leisure? And where and with whom?

We need your input

To answer these questions, we need your help and therefor we invite you to participate in our study. We will ask you to complete a short online questionnaire (about 10 minutes) to provide information about your current situation. Hereafter, we would like to ask you to complete a time diary for a period of seven days. In this time diary you record your daily activities: what you did, where, with whom, and if you enjoyed it. This will take about 15 minutes per day. Learn more about how the study works.

Who we are

We are scientist from the Research Group TOR of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel with experience in studying daily life. We work together with hbits, a Spin-Off of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels for the collection of our data.

What about my privacy

All information provided will be kept confidential. We will never disclose any of your personal information to a third party, and we will never report individual data. Learn more about the study’s privacy guarantee.