Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 29 June 2020
29 June 2020
Today ONS published the latest analysis from our survey of the shielding population in England, covering the period 9 to 18 June 2020.
Some of the main points include:
Almost half (46%) of adults advised to shield by the government have not left the house at all since receiving the advice
Video or telephone calls with family and friends, prescription deliveries and food deliveries or food boxes are the most common things that have helped them continue shielding during this period
More than one-third (37%) of the shielding population report a worsening in their mental health
Those currently receiving treatment for mental health problems were more likely to report their mental health being slightly worse or much worse since receiving shielding advice (68% compared with 28% of those who had never previously received treatment)