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Take this survey on your experience of living under lockdown - £100 voucher to be won

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JustineBMumsnet · 27/03/2020 12:43

We have a new survey on the coronavirus pandemic, focusing mainly on your experiences of living under lockdown.

You may have seen or completed a similar survey on coronavirus a few days ago, but this is a new one to help us understand how we can help you navigate through these challenging times.

This survey is open to all UK Mumsnet users.

All who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw where 1 MNer will win a £100 voucher of their choice (from a list).

Complete the survey here.

Thanks and good luck!


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Lifesbetterwithwine · 28/03/2020 17:26


CountFosco · 28/03/2020 17:28

Agree with everyone else. Busier than ever at the moment and no bloody time for 'keeping busy'. How about 'getting up before the sun, working all morning, HE all afternoon, no time with DH as we work shifts round each other'.

Ostanovka · 28/03/2020 17:54

Done, but it needed to filter questions depending on whether you're working and whether you have caring responsibilities, or it's meaningless.

HigherFinish · 28/03/2020 19:38

Male - Female - Other???

Kitten124 · 28/03/2020 20:41

Arts and crafts, knitting, you must be kidding?!

JellieG · 28/03/2020 21:01

Fell at the 18th and 19th fences! 18th because I have no idea what information has been given to most of those groups! and 19th because I refuse to collude with such market-mining!

And YES to patronising/poorly worded!

Off to do some tatting now!

Ginger1982 · 28/03/2020 21:33

Far too long. Gave up.

And yes, very patronising. My entire time is spent caring for my child and working. I don't have time to take up new skills FFS.

torthecatlady · 28/03/2020 23:14


AlCalavicci · 29/03/2020 03:19

Done but question 17 is impossible to give a accurate answer to as it wont let you pick the same number twice

hoochymamgu · 29/03/2020 07:43

Tried it but drop down choices wouldn't let me put my chosen number in, abandoned it, as it would be inaccurate.

DrDiva · 29/03/2020 08:37

Yes it’s a bit oddly worded isn’t it? I don’t clean to keep myself busy, I clean because I have to! And I do online workouts not for me, but to keep my child occupied (Joe I am looking at you). And so on.

GetUpAgain · 29/03/2020 10:49

It's not a perfect survey but we are all doing our best in trying circumstances and I appreciate mnhq need to understand their communities' situation. Thanks for asking!

Al1Langdownthecleghole · 29/03/2020 13:27

I’ve commented in the survey about the two things I’m finding most challenging.
Firstly, being unable to visit a terminally ill parent, I’m not local to but usually visit at weekends, especially as they are suspected of having TV and the hospital are waiting on results.
Secondly, for those of us who like our own space the pressure of being locked up with other people 24/7.

Bringer · 29/03/2020 14:49

I got as far as 'male, female, other' and abandoned.

That is just fucked up.

OhamIreally · 29/03/2020 15:02

Yeah Male, Female, Prefer not to say or Other were the options for sex. Fucking Other. Sort it out.

BackforGood · 29/03/2020 18:12

Done, but agree with others that the survey does seem to suggest that we are all swanning around with excess time on our hands Hmm

Personally, I'm still working, and life isn't too difficult as my dc are grown, but people who are still working and trying to cope without childcare, life would hardly be leaving time for faffing about with crafts and jigsaws and 'looking for things to occupy yorself'.

malloo · 29/03/2020 23:21

as others have said, all the questions about how you're keeping yourself busy are irritating, I have less time than usual due to kids being at home and still trying to do my normal working week. The ranking question needs sorting out, it keeps changing the answers. Typing in a number would be much better than a drop down list

Prepenultimate · 30/03/2020 08:56

Agree with PP- the underlying gist of the questions is that we've all got loads more spare time to fill. I am so much busier than normal having the children at home all day- requiring lots of involvement in their studies and 5 square meals a day ( teenage boys) and joining in with their stuff to be sociable; and some extra (anti bac) cleaning and spending more time trying to get food deliveries or having to shop more frequently because I haven't got a car and can only buy what I can carry. Is everyone else sitting round knitting and learning Russian , and revelling in concocting new recipes from their Corona stash of tinned goods????

Smelborp · 30/03/2020 09:23

I’m not going to answer how often we’re having sex.

Like others, I’m busier than ever. DH and I normally work from home so we have an unchanged workload but we’re home schooling at the same time.

Spanneroo · 30/03/2020 10:49

Agree with others. There wasn't anywhere to really capture the insane amount that needs doing every day now. I am absolutely drowning in stuff that has to be done. No breaks, no down time, and no escape/space to go to away from my kids and DH. Poorly planned for a parenting site, I feel. Much more appropriate for those without children.

TellMeItsNotTrue · 30/03/2020 14:19

Done - if you n/a an option on the numerical order question it changes the numbers you've already put in

ToCaden · 31/03/2020 22:05

Attempted it but it kept crashing. Now seems to be closed

I'm a keyworker with long commute and busier than ever at work. So less time than usual, not more. Felt some of the questions had no good answers for these circumstances.

I seem to be one of the few who appreciated the other option for gender. There are those who do not identify as having a gender or have a fluctuating gender. It's nice to acknowledge to them that they are valid by adding this other option. It's not nice to feel excluded.

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