This short survey seeks to understand your experience of the impact of the pandemic and lock-down on restrictive practices. The survey results may be published.

The survey is anonymous and should take about 15 minutes to complete.

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* 1. Which sector do you work in?

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* 2. If applicable which type of setting do you work in?

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* 3. My role is (tick the nearest to your current role )

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* 4. There has been an increase in blanket restrictions for infection control. To what extent do you think this has this made it more challenging to maintain a culture of minimising restrictive practices and promoting human rights?

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* 5. Can you tell us why you think this is?

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* 6. In your opinion do you think there has been an increase or decrease in the use of physical restraint?

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* 7. To what extent do you think social distancing has affected the use of physical restraint? Please tick one

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* 8. Can you tell us why you think this is?

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* 9. In your opinion do you think there has been an increase or decrease in the use of other restrictive practices. Please tick one in each category

  Increase No difference Decrease Not applicable
Use of medication to manage potential or actual behaviours that are seen as challenging or concerning (chemical restraint)
Use of seclusion
Use of segregation
Use of mechanical restraint

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* 10. Balancing safety and best interests. The coronavirus pandemic has been challenging for both staff and patients. A number of restrictions have been introduced for infection control. In my opinion:

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* 11. It has been suggested that there have been a number of health inequalities during the pandemic amongst different populations. Based on your experience, do you think that any of these groups have been subjected to an increase in the use of restrictive practices? Please tick all that apply.

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* 12. As we move to a potential recovery phase, what do you think are the priorities to ensure we re-focus on restraint reduction and human rights?

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* 13. Please share one example of restrictive practice that has caused you concern during lockdown

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* 14. Please share one example of good practice in reducing restrictive practices during lockdown. What interventions, actions, measures have been most effective in reducing behaviours of concern?

Thank you for your time.
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