Coronavirus (COVID-19): mental health tracker study - wave 2 report

Wave 2 findings (data collected from 17 July and 17 August 2020) indicate increased rates of suicidal thoughts, no significant changes in rates of depression or anxiety, and an improvement in most other indicators of mental health and wellbeing, compared to Wave 1 (data from 28 May to 21 June 2020)

Annex 3. Perceptions of phase 3 easing of lockdown

The majority of respondents (59.2%) felt the speed that lockdown was being eased was just right, around a third of respondents (29.4%) felt the restrictions were being lifted too quickly.

Table F shows the responses to concerns about the easing of the COVID-19 restrictions (Phase 3).

Table F: Respondents concerns about the easing of the COVID-19 restrictions
  Strongly agree (%) Agree (%) Disagree (%) Strongly disagree (%)
Been worried that my risk of getting COVID has increased 9.5 28.9 48.8 12.9
Been worried that the risk of a loved one getting COVID has increased 12.6 34.6 42.6 10.2
Not felt safe to go out 8.5 26.0 49.1 16.5
Been affected negatively by the fact that others seem to be living more normally than I am 11.7 25.1 44.6 18.6



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