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Coronavirus and the social impacts on Great Britain

By April 27, 2020National News

In this latest of a series of briefings from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) they report that 

  • Over four in five adults (84.8%) said they are very worried or somewhat worried about the effect that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on their life now. This is a similar result to last week (84.2%). 
  • The most common issue affecting people’s lives as a result of COVID-19 is people’s inability to make plans (52.3%). Last week, the most common issue given was the impact on people’s well-being. 
  • Measures of community spirit have all seen an increase this week; for example, three-quarters of adults (77.9%) said they thought people are doing more to help others since the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Over half of adults homeschooling their children are confident in their abilities, but 50.2% say it is affecting the well-being of their children. 
  • The majority of adults (85.4%) said they had either not left their home or only left for the permitted reasons (essential shopping, medical reasons, one form of daily exercise and key workers travelling to work) in the past seven days. 

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

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