Coronavirus and the social impacts: 12 June 2020

This is the regular Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 4 June to 7 June 2020, used by the Government to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain. We’ve highlighted the main points below – click on the link at the foot of the text for the full report.

Main points

  • Over 9 in 10 adults (91%) in Great Britain have left their home this week – the same proportion as last week; however, this is lower in Wales with 85% of adults reporting they had left their home compared with 91% of adults in England and Scotland.
  • Over half of adults (53%) had visited a park or public green space this week with 44% of these saying they had met with family or friends from outside of their household; this is a further increase on last week.
  • Just under 4 in 10 adults in employment (37%) said they had left their home to travel to and from work in the past seven days, decreasing from 40% last week.
  • 3 in 10 adults (30%) reported that they had used face coverings outside of their home in the past week, a slight increase when compared with last week (28%); again, people were most likely to wear these shopping.
  • Of those adults who had used public transport in the past seven days, 45% had worn a face covering when travelling on public transport.
  • For those it was applicable to, over half of parents (51%) in England felt either very or quite unconfident in sending their children back to school in June, a decrease from 63% last week.

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