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Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 26 June 2020

By June 29, 2020National News

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

  • Over 9 in 10 adults (94%) in Great Britain have left their home this week – a slightly higher proportion than last week (92%).
  • Over one-quarter (26%) of people who had left their home this week did so to meet with people in a personal place, such as visiting family and friends at home; this has increased from 13% last week.
  • Almost 8 in 10 (77%) working adults said they had either worked at home or travelled to work this week, a similar level to last week (79%).
  • The proportion of working adults who reported they had travelled to work in the past seven days increased to 44% this week from 41% last week.
  • Of those adults who had travelled on public transport in the past seven days, 86% had worn a face covering when doing so – an increase from 62% last week.
  • Almost half of adults (43%) reported that there were some aspects of their lifestyle that had changed for the better since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Of those who reported that some aspects of their lifestyle had changed for the better, over half (56%) said that they were now able to spend more quality time with people they lived with, while 50% were enjoying a slower pace of life and 47% preferred that they were spending less time travelling

For the full report go to the ONS website (opens in a new tab)

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