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Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 14 August 2020

By August 19, 2020National News

The main points from this latest report from the ONS are:

  • 4 in 10 adults (40%) said they would feel comfortable or very comfortable eating indoors at a restaurant this week, an increase from 37% last week, and 34% the week before.
  • Of those adults who had left their homes this week, almost 3 in 10 (28%) said they had visited a café, pub or restaurant, an increase from 10% four weeks ago (period covering 8 July to 12 July 2020).
  • 4 in 10 adults (40%) reported that the coronavirus was affecting their well-being this week; of these adults, 18% reported that they were worried about a possible job loss – an increase from 14% last week.
  • Over 6 in 10 adults (62%) said they were very unlikely to travel abroad on holiday if they had to self-isolate at home for two weeks upon their return to the UK.
  • 1 in 5 adults (20%) reported that they had cancelled travel plans abroad because of rules that say people need to self-isolate at home for two weeks upon returning to the UK from certain foreign countries.
  • When asked to identify which issue they felt was the single most important being faced by Great Britain today, 37% of adults said the coronavirus pandemic and 23% said the economy.

To read the full report go to the Government website

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