Social impact of COVID-19

Date : 11 August 2020

Findings from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (29 July – 02 August) run by the Office for National Statistics reveal the following impact of COVID-19 on people:

  • 37% would feel comfortable eating indoors at a restaurant (34% last week)
  • 21% who had left their homes had visited a café, pub or restaurant this week (10% 8-12 July’20)
  • 96% of adults who have left home have worn a face covering (84% last week vs 71% the week before)
  • Of those who had been shopping this week, almost all (95%) said they had worn a face covering

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