COVID-19 Work and Health Study

Monash University has launched a major national study of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical and mental health of Australians who have lost work or lost their jobs.

According to Professor Alex Collie of Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, COVID-19 is causing two major health crises.

“Millions of Australians are losing work during the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to understand what impact this is having, who is at greatest risk, and how and when people recover,” Professor Collie said.

“This sort of data can help inform future actions around COVID-19, such as when to begin removing some of the social distancing measures, and when to allow business to reopen.”

The study will also enable an evaluation of the impact of government financial stimulus such as JobKeeper payments and the Coronavirus Supplement.

So far more than 400 people have enrolled in the study, via the study website www.covidstudy.net. The research team is aiming for at least 2,000 participants.

Read the full story on the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine website here.