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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 30 April 2020

Some of the main points include:

  • Key workers are more likely than the general population to report concerns about the effect the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on their lives
  • The majority of key workers (59.7%) say their work was being impacted by the pandemic; of those, 39.6% say they are concerned about their health and safety
  • Almost one-quarter (24%) of businesses that continued to trade between 6 and 19 April 2020 said their turnover had fallen by more than half
  • There has been huge take-up of government support by businesses, with nearly two-thirds (66%) of surveyed companies having applied for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in its first week of opening

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