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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 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)

Read the ONS roundup