Thank you


Thank you for completing the registration form to take part, we have now successfully received your information.

What happens next?

Your information will now be carefully reviewed by our researchers to check if you closely match the age, gender and ethnicity of the people already in the study who were severely affected by the virus and hospitalised. It is extremely important for our researchers to do this before inviting you to take part in the study to ensure the research and analysis is meaningful.

As you can imagine with thousands of people like you kindly volunteering, this means the initial process to review your information can take some time, so please bear with us.

If we find that you are a match for someone who was hospitalised, then you will be contacted by a nurse to arrange an appointment to have your blood sample taken for the study. The nurse will be from Trust MSS, who are our blood sample collection partners for the study. This appointment may be at a collection centre or at your home.

You may not hear from us immediately if a match has not been found for you in the study. Right now, the demographics of the people in the severe group are continuing to change as more join the study, so we are monitoring who we need as the study progresses.

We appreciate your understanding that our study must be flexible in its recruitment requirements for it to be meaningful. This could mean that we might find that we have enough volunteers for the study and do not need you, but right now, we just don’t know.

Finally, we can’t thank you enough for taking the time to volunteer to be part of our efforts to fight COVID-19. It is hugely appreciated.

Stay in touch

If you have any questions about taking part in the study, please see the FAQ section on our website here or contact the Genomics England Service Desk on 0808 2819 535 or contact us through our website.

To follow the GenOMICC COVID-19 Study’s progress, please subscribe to the GenOMICC-Genomics England e-newsletter here.

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Take part in the research

If you had a positive test for COVID-19 and think you can help us with our study, then please take our eligibility survey and register to take part.

  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Are you over 18?
  • Do you live in the UK?
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