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Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 21 August 2020 

By August 25, 2020National News

The main points from this ONS (Office for National Statistics) report are 

  • This week, 93% of adults said they had heard about the Eat Out to Help Out scheme; more than 1 in 10 (11%) adults said they had already eaten out and received the discount, and a further 41% said they were very likely or likely to make use of this scheme during August. 
  • This week, 44% of adults in Great Britain had formed a “support bubble” with another household, an increase from 26% of adults in England and Scotland during the period 2 to 5 July 2020 (Wales did not have “support bubbles” at this time). 
  • More than two in five (41%) adults reported that the coronavirus (COVID-19) was affecting their well-being this week; of these adults, 15% reported that they were worried about a possible job loss and 1 in 10 (10%) reported they were worried about returning to work – both similar to last week. 
  • Nearly 7 in 10 (69%) adults reported that they think the police should be very strict or strict in enforcing rules to help reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, only 15% of adults think police are very strict or strict in enforcing these rules. 
  • Less than 1 in 10 (8%) adults said they were likely or very likely to travel abroad on holiday if they had to self-isolate at home for two weeks upon their return to the UK. 
  • Of those with children of school age next term, approximately 9 in 10 (90%) adults said it was very likely or fairly likely that the children or young people in their household will return to school or college when school reopens to them in the new term. 

You can read the full report here 

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