MRS/IQCS Guidelines for Interviewer Safety

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The IQCS and MRS have updated Interviewer Health and Safety Guidelines, including steps to be taken in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

There is an increasing awareness in our society that we must all take positive steps to improve our safety and security, within our homes and when we are out and about.

These guidelines have been prepared to help interviewers consider their personal safety whilst interviewing and although almost all of this document is common sense, it can be helpful to be reminded of the benefit of sensible planning and precautions.

In preparing this document, we have referred to guidelines published by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust – a leading authority on personal safety.

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Undertaking Safe Face to Face Data Collection

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MRS Post-Covid-19 Lockdown Guidance:  Undertaking Safe Face to Face Data Collection

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve and now as we enter post-lockdown it is essential that practitioners follow government guidance about social contact and social distancing. The aim of this document is to interpret the current UK government advice into practical guidance for practitioners when undertaking face to face research with participants.

Link to MRS Post-Covid-19 Lockdown Guidance