October 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) follow-up study

Report summary

The report explores:

  • children’s schooling during the COVID-19 related restrictions from March to October 2020, including school attendance, remote education and additional tuition
  • children’s health, special educational needs, health behaviours and socialisation and parents’ mental health during the pandemic
  • the changes in children’s socio-emotional development since the age of 4 years old and explores how these relate to their educational experiences, the early years home environment, parenting styles, and specific experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • the degree of closeness in child-parent relationships during the pandemic