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Coronavirus, the UK economy and society, faster indicators: 23 April 2020

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) had today published further analysis of the business and social impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.

This is the third in our series of reports on the impact of the pandemic on people and households. This week’s findings cover the period 3-13 April, and show that:

  • Adults continue to report being very/somewhat worried about the effect of the pandemic (84.8%). The most common concern was their ability to make plans with over half (52.5%) saying this had been affected. This was followed by the effect on their well-being, (the most mentioned concern last week)
  • Of adults with a dependent child, 70.9% said they had homeschooled their child or children in the past seven days. Of those, over half (52%) agreed they were confident in their ability to homeschool. A quarter (26%), however, were less confident about this. Moreover, 41.6% said homeschooling was having a negative effect on their job, 29.8% said it was adversely affecting their well-being, and 50.2% said it was having a negative effect on children’s well-being.