Public Health Scotland developed the COVID-19 Early Years Resilience and Impact Survey (CEYRIS) to find out about the experience, and impact of COVID-19 and the associated restrictions on our young children in Scotland. To date, there have been three rounds of the survey completed: round 1 from June to July 2020; round 2 from November to December 2020; and round 3 from September to October 2021.

Taken together, the findings from our surveys clearly demonstrate that the pandemic has had, and may still be having, a negative impact for a large proportion of the families we heard from. PHS are committed to working with partners from across the system to ensure that children and young people in Scotland can recover from the impact of the pandemic.

PHS thanks all the families who took the time to share their valuable experiences with us by taking part in any of the surveys. You are helping to make positive changes.

From this work, we have published a new briefing paper and animation to summarise our findings. We have also published full findings from each of the rounds, which provide in-depth exploration of the data.

Key messages

You can find out about the key findings from this work by viewing our animation and reading our briefing paper, which both guide you through some of the key ways children and families have been affected.

Go to the CEYRIS Key messages briefing paper


Last updated: 11 September 2023