COVID-19 Survey Report 1: Health & Rights of People who Use Drugs in a COVID-19 Environment

30th June 2020

We are excited to share the first report from our survey on people who use drugs in a COVID-19 Environment. 

Read the full report now in:


The data presented is a brief overview and summary of initial data from the first 3 weeks of the online survey, collected between the 8th May - 31st May 2020 across all six languages of the survey. Data analysis was conducted using automatically generated Survey Monkey data summary reports for the quantitative results and a qualitative thematic analysis approach to identify the key themes within each language version and the collated data set. Data collection is ongoing and further data analysis and reports will be produced in due course. This data report is designed to provide a brief overview of the data collected and some of the key emerging issues. For this reason, not all available data is included in the analysis below.

Country specific data has been provided for some responses to provide context, but this should not be taken to mean that the issues reported have not occurred in other settings.

This brief report includes:

1.     Overview of the total sample to 31 May 2020;

2.     Data on 3 specific COVID-19 questions on testing and awareness of cases;

3.     Brief qualitative summary of key themes and issues from 4 key sections of survey on:

a.     Health and Harm Reduction;

b.     Drug Use and Safe Supply;

c.     Drug Laws and Detention; and

d.     Protecting Human Rights.