BACKGROUND: In March 2020, the UK implemented the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) to minimise job losses. Our aim was to investigate associations between furlough and diet, physical activity, and sleep during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Wielgoszewska, B., Maddock, J., Green, M., Di Gessa, G., Parsons, S., Griffith, G., Croft, J., Stevenson, A., Booth, C., Silverwood, R., Bann, D., Patalay, P., Hughes, A., Chaturvedi, N., Howe, L., Fitzsimons, E., Katikireddi, S. & Ploubidis, G. 2022, 'The UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and diet, physical activity and sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from eight longitudinal population surveys', BMC Medicine, 20(1), article no: 147. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-022-02343-y

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