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Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 19 June 2020

By June 19, 2020National News

The main points from this report from the Office for National Statistics are 

  • Over 9 in 10 adults (92%) in Great Britain have left their home this week – the same proportion as last week; and of these, almost 1 in 5 (18%) said they had visited somewhere that was crowded. 
  • Of those adults who said they were in employment, almost 8 in 10 (79%) said they had worked this week, either by working at home or travelling to work, an increase from 7 in 10 (70%) last week. 
  • A greater proportion of those who had worked in the past seven days did so from home, with 49% saying they had either exclusively worked from home or had worked from home alongside travelling to work; an increase from 41% last week. 
  • 4 in 10 adults (40%) reported that they had used face coverings outside of their home in the past week, an increase on last week (30%). 
  • Of those adults who had used public transport in the past seven days, 62% had worn a face covering when travelling on public transport – an increase from 45% last week. 
  • Just over 1 in 5 (21%) adults with children of school age reported that they had been asked to send their children back to school. Two-thirds (67%) of these said that their children were now attending school some or all of the time. 

For more information go to the ONS (opens in a new tab) 

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