Study 5

An educational intervention using a virtual reality game to improve compliance with COVID-19-related hygiene practices and participation in SARS-CoV-2 screening, for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 transmission between primary schoolchildren in communities: a large-scale stratified RCT


To investigate the ability of a virtual reality game (VRG)-based educational intervention to enhance primary schoolchildren’s compliance with hygiene practices and increase their participation in SARS-CoV-2 screening

  • Although COVID-19 vaccination programme now covers children of 3-year-old 

    The new SARS-CoV-2 variants are more contagious; Can be infected even after vaccination

  • Reopening schools without robust mitigation increases transmission risks

  • Most educational materials are designed for adults, rather than children

Target Population
  • Primary school children
  • School children will be invited to enrol in the VRG programme

  • School children will learn hygiene knowledge and practices through playing games

  • Parents will participate to assess children’s hygiene practices, e.g., hand washing procedures

Contact Us

Prof. Polly Leung, Principal Investigator of study 5

Dept. of Health Technology and Informatics (HTI), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Project Outcomes

Study 5

  • Date:Ongoing
  • Duration:Ongoing
  • Eligibility:

    Primary school children. 

    Teachers and parents are welcome to approach us to organize activities for your school children

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