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Received: 5 August 2020
Accepted: 18 August 2020
First Online: 21 September 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The project will adhere to the directives of the Helsinki Declaration. Ethical approval will be sought from the Danish Data Protection Agency and the system of Health Research Ethics Committees in Denmark and Sweden. Written informed consent will be obtained from all participants taking part in the research conducted as part of the project. It will be made clear to participants that they can withdraw from the research at any time if they choose to do so. All interviews will be conducted in undisturbed locations. Anonymity will be ascertained by assigning a code to each participant in the field notes and interviews.The researchers are aware of potential ethical issues regarding sensitive questions concerning individuals’ perceptions and experiences concerning the coronavirus and policy measures taken in the fight against the spread. In the interviews, the researchers are aware of power issues; an interview is not a conversation between two equal individuals. Measures will be taken to ensure confidentiality of the participants. The project team will provide contact information so that the participants can contact any of the researchers should questions or comments arise during or after participating in the interviews.Data in paper form will be stored in a fire-proof, locked safe at Hvidovre University Hospital. Electronic data such as audio files and transcripts will be stored in a folder with restricted entry located on a drive set up by the IT department of the Capital Region of Denmark. This is in compliance with ethical principles to ascertain anonymity of the participants. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation will be followed to keep identities confidential and the data secure. Any information that might enable identification will be removed.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.