COVID survey to check ‘pulse’ of community 12 months on

An independent COVID-19 Community Pulse Survey will provide a snapshot of how the Mackay community is faring compared to 12 months ago.

The survey, to begin today (Monday, May 10), is exactly a year on from one commissioned by Mackay Regional Council in May last year to gauge the impact of COVID-19.

Results from this new survey will be benchmarked against the original survey to provide a clear picture of how residents are faring.

The survey will include a random phone poll of residents, as well as the option for people to respond online.

It will be undertaken by IRIS Research on behalf of council. IRIS Research has conducted Community Attitude Surveys for council dating back to 2009, as well as the first COVID-19 Community Pulse Survey 12 months ago.

IRIS Research will be calling Mackay mobile phones and landlines to conduct the phone survey. The callers will clearly identify that they are calling from IRIS Research on behalf of Mackay Regional Council.