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Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain: 5 June 2020

By June 5, 2020National News

The latest report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Main points

  • A similar proportion of people in Great Britain have left their home this week, with 91% of adults saying they had left for any reason compared with 90% last week; however, this varies between England (92%), Scotland (88%) and Wales (84%).
  • The most common reasons for leaving home across Great Britain this week were: essential shopping, exercise, work and running errands; however, leaving to meet with others in a public place continued to increase this week, and the largest increase compared with last week was for those travelling to and from work.
  • Almost half of adults (49%) had visited a park or public green space this week – with 39% of these saying they had met with family or friends from outside of their household – an increase on last week.
  • 4 in 10 adults in employment (40%) said they had left their home to travel to and from work in the past seven days, up from 36% last week.
  • Over 4 in 10 adults (41%) said they felt safe or very safe when outside of their home this week, compared with 33% last week.
  • Almost 3 in 10 adults (28%) reported that they had used face coverings outside of their home in the past week, a similar proportion to last week (29%); again, people were most likely to wear these while shopping.
  • For those it was applicable to, almost 2 in 3 parents (63%) in England felt either very or quite unconfident in sending their children back to school in June.

You can read the full report here (opens in a new tab)

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