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Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding survey report - January 2021

Published: 22 Feb 2021

Publication of results from a survey conducted between December 2020 and January 2021 which explored areas such as: the impact of services and support provided by the Scottish Government's Shielding Division, thoughts on vaccination, and how pausing shielding in Scotland has impacted different aspects of life.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding survey report - January 2021
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Appendix

Respondent profiles

Survey Respondents Wider Shielded Group *
Gender 33% Male
67% Female
45% Male
55% Female
Age 32% 65+
68% <50
51% 65+
49% <50
Condition ** 46% respiratory disease
36% immunosuppression
11% cancer
9% rare disease
5% organ transplant
0.3% pregnant + significant heart disease
0.5% down’s syndrome 2% kidney impairment
22% advised to shield by clinician
38% respiratory disease
18% immunosuppression
11% cancer
6% rare disease
3% organ transplant
0.0002% pregnant + significant heart disease
24% advised to shield by clinician
***
Local Authority **** 8% Glasgow
8% Edinburgh
6% North Lanarkshire
5% South Lanarkshire
7% Fife
13% Glasgow
7% Edinburgh
7% North Lanarkshire
6% South Lanarkshire
6% Fife
Indicator or (possible) proxy indicator of socio-economic vulnerability 92% access to internet at home
53% unexpected £100 expense no problem
23% unexpected £100 expense a bit of a problem
12% unexpected £100 expense a big problem
12% unexpected £100 expense impossible
26% 1st SIMD quintile
23% 2nd SIMD quintile
20% 3rd SIMD quintile
17% 4th SIMD quintile
14% 5th SIMD quintile
Type of area lived in 19% live in a city
39% live in a town
13% live in a suburb
28% live in a village/rural area
1% live on an island
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Employment ** 36% retired
37% employed
4% self-employed
2% furloughed because of COVID-19
2% unemployed
2% looking after home or family
19% not working because of long-term condition or disability
2% in education
4% something else
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Caring 6% caring for an adult (16+) on the shielding list
1% caring for a child (under 16) on the shielding list
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Ethnicity 98.7% white
0.4% Mixed
0.4% Asian
0.1% African, Caribbean or Black
0.4% Other ethnic group
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* Based on data from the social research Dashboard, last updated 7/1/2021

** The percentages do not add to 100% because an individual may fit more than one category.

*** Data unavailable for people with down’s syndrome or kidney impairment in wider shielded group data

**** The local authorities mentioned are the five local authorities with the highest total number of shielded individuals among their residents. The wider shielded group data was last updated on 27/7/2020.


Contact

Email: shielding.research@gov.scot