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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 23 July 2020

ONS have published new figures from the Shielding Behavioural Survey and the latest indicators for the UK economy and society. Some of the main points include:

  • Between 24 June and 30 June 2020, 58% of clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people said they were following shielding advice completely. This is a significant drop from the 63% of CEV people who said the same between 9 June and 18 June 2020

  • There has also been a significant decrease in the percentage of CEV people receiving no visitors (except for support with personal care), from 83% to 77%

  • Those shielding between the ages of 50 and 59 years seem to be disproportionately affected during the coronavirus pandemic, reporting a lower life satisfaction and a worsening in physical and mental health compared with older and younger age groups

  • On 17 July 2020, overall footfall rose to two-thirds of its level the same day a year ago, the highest since lockdown began

  • According to initial results from Wave 9 of the Business Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Survey (BICS), 92% of responding businesses said they were trading between 29 June and 12 July 2020 compared with 86% of responding businesses between 1 June and 14 June 2020

Read the ONS roundup