In Wirral, more women come forward for COVID-19 testing than men, but men tend to become more seriously ill with the virus and require hospitalisation.
Testing, along with handwashing, social distancing and other measures, is one of the best tools we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. And early detection of infection is so important in helping to stop the spread. So why are men not getting tested?
Our local intelligence shows lots of COVID-19 spread among the 20 – 39 year old population, especially in communities on the east-side of the borough, in areas such as Bidston and St James, Rock Ferry, and Upton.
Our COVID-19 response teams are keen to understand any barriers, challenges or life experiences that may be leading to men in this group getting or spreading COVID-19.
If you are a man aged between 20-39, living or working in Wirral, we'd be interested to know a little more about how COVID-19 has affected you - especially if you cannot work from home.
If you fall into the above category – or know someone who does – we would value your answers to the attached short survey, which should take around 5 minutes to complete.
Your answers will remain anonymous but could form part of our community response to the pandemic and help Keep Wirral Well.
The survey will remain open until 25th February at 23:45.
You can access the survey here.