Coronavirus and the Social Impacts on Great Britain: 10 July 2020


Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 2 July to 5 July 2020 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain.

Main points

  • More than half of adults (52%) who have left their home have worn a face covering to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) – an increase from last week (43%).
  • Nearly half (48%) of working adults travelled to work, a similar proportion to last week (49%).
  • Over a quarter of adults (26%) had formed a support bubble with another household in England and Scotland, and nearly 9 in 10 (89%) of them had either visited or been visited by that household at least once.
  • Of those adults in a “support bubble”, 6 in 10 (57%) said the main reason for visiting another household was for relationships and companionship.
  • Over 2 in 10 adults (21%) said they would be comfortable or very comfortable to eat indoors at a restaurant compared with 6 in 10 (60%) who said they would be uncomfortable or very uncomfortable.
  • A quarter of adults (25%) said they were likely or very likely to go on holiday in the UK this summer, however, just under 1 in 10 adults (9%) said they were likely or very likely to go on holiday abroad this summer.
  • Although average anxiety levels during the coronavirus pandemic have been on a downward trend, this week has seen the largest week-on-week increase to a score of 4.0 from 3.6 last week (anxiety is measured on a scale from 0 to 10 where 0 is “not at all anxious” and 10 is “completely anxious”.