Page 1: Physical Activity Behaviour during Covid-19 Pandemic

Teesside University

'Exploring the impact of COVID-19 global pandemic on physical activity behaviour of people in the North East'

Dr Emma Giles1, Dr Alison Innerd1, Dr Natalie Connor2, Gemma Nelson2, Louise Morris2, & Lynsey Bainbridge1

1.School of Health and Life Sciences, 2Tees Valley Sport

Hello and thank you for clicking through to this survey. Please take a moment to read the Participant Information Sheet. This provides further details on this research, and has contact details for the research team if you wish to ask further questions. The link to the Participant Information Sheet is: https://teesside.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/physical-activity-and-covid-19-pis 

The answers you submit will be treated as confidential and only members of the research team, and staff employed by Teesside School of Health and Life Sciences will have access during this project.

Please read the statements below. By completing the survey, your informed consent will be implied.

I confirm that:

I have read and understood the information sheet and have had an opportunity to ask questions (by phone/email).

I understand that participation in this study is entirely voluntary and I can withdraw at any time during the completion of the survey without giving any reason and without my rights being affected.

I understand that I cannot withdraw my data once I have completed the survey.

I understand that all information will be treated as confidential in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 (https://eugdpr.org/) and my data will be anonymised and stored securely.

I am 16 years old or older.

This data may be used by this team of researchers and/or potentially shared with other researchers to conduct future secondary data analysis. This would be shared in anonymous format only.

I understand by submitting my answers I agree to participate in this research project.

This survey has eight sections. We will begin by asking some questions which helps to understand a little about the type of person who completes the survey, then we will go on to explore wider impacts of COVID-19 and UK stay at home restrictions on your physical activity behaviour.

We appreciate how busy you may be during this difficult time, so a big thank you for taking the time to complete this survey today.

If at any point you no longer want to complete the survey, you just need to close your web browser. Thank you.

**UPDATE** Due to recent UK Government changes for COVID-19, this survey has been updated. Please complete the survey by following this link: https://teesside.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/physical-activity-and-covid-19-survey-13-may-onwards