Pupils and parents

Your involvement in the CoMMinS programme will help us to discover more about the transmission of COVID-19 and how to prevent it.

If you participate you can expect:

  • To read information about the study and sign to say that you are willing to participate;
  • To provide saliva samples for COVID-19 testing;
  • To complete some questionnaires about your health, your social contacts and your opinions and feelings;
  • To be invited to take part in focus groups to help design aspects of the study and develop interventions

All aspects of the research will be conducted within appropriate governance and ethical frameworks, sponsored by the University of Bristol.

Study animation: how saliva sampling works

Pupils all over Bristol are taking part in a study to slow the spread of COVID-19 in schools. The following video explains how the testing works in this study.

See also: CoMMinS household study.

Advice for parents during coronavirus

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has produced advice for parents and carers about what to do when their child is unwell or injured (PDF, 276 KB).

They also provide resources for parents and carers about COVID-19.