A survey by the UK’s Office for National Statistics has given an insight into how Britons are behaving and feeling as coronavirus lockdown conditions ease.
Nine in 10 people said they had left their homes in seven days before they were surveyed, the ONS found. The survey was conducted between May 28 and 31.
However, only 28% of adults reported they had used face coverings outside their home in that seven-day period.
The government announced Thursday that face coverings would be mandatory on all public transport in England starting June 15. The rule could be enforced by the country’s transport police, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said. Exceptions will be made for children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems.
Other findings included:
- 40% of adults in employment said they had left their home to travel to and from work, up from 36% the week before.
- 41% of adults said they felt safe or very safe when outside of their home in the prior 7 days, up from 36% the week before.
- 63% of relevant parents in England felt either very or quite unconfident in sending their children back to school in June.
- 69% of adults said they were very or somewhat worried about the effect coronavirus was having on their life now.
The United Kingdom has recorded nearly 40,000 Covid-19-related deaths, the second-highest number in the world after the United States.
Source: CNN News