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Face-to-Face Fieldwork Resumes at Ipsos MORI

July 6 2020

UK-based Ipsos-MORI announced on Friday it was restarting large-scale face-to-face fieldwork, after a successful trial of a Covid-19 safe approach.

Lisa HazeldenThe firm says the trial, following 'months' of preparatory work, was highly successful with participants 'very responsive' to its field workers knocking on their doors, both staff and participants feeling 'at ease' thanks to new safety measures. These include:

  • A Covid-19 safe health screening questionnaire for interviewers and participants
  • comprehensive interviewer training on Covid-19 safe interviewing and appropriate use of PPE
  • staff do not enter participants' homes, maintain social distancing measures at all times, and use hand sanitiser and gloves before providing participants with any materials.

A leaflet about these procedures is provided to participants in advance of the interview. These 'socially distant doorstep interviews' are available in addition to interviewer administered telephoneand video interviews.

MD Face-to-Face Field Lisa Hazelden (pictured) comments: 'We are very excited to be going back out into the field. Our interviewers are raring to go and we have incorporated best practice from across the world to develop our new ways of working. The health and welfare of our staff and the public are paramount, and we feel confident in the new safety measures we have in place'.

Web site: www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori .

All articles 2006-20 written and edited by Mel Crowther and/or Nick Thomas unless otherwise stated.

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