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Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 28 October 2021

  • Over half (53%) of higher education students reported that their academic performance had been significantly or majorly impacted since the start of the pandemic.

  • Nearly half (49%) of students reported trying to keep a 2-metre distance from people outside their household always or most of the time. This has decreased from 83% in late May 2021.

  • When asked what they would do if they developed symptoms, 58% of students reported they would stay at home for 10 days. This is significantly lower than in late May (75%).

  • A minority (7%) of students said they had not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Of those, 31% said they were very or fairly likely to take a vaccine if offered and 58% said they were fairly or very unlikely to do so.

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