Exploring the changing impact of COVID-19 on our lives

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Exploring the changing impact of COVID-19 on our lives

In March 2020, as the nation was urged to stay at home and only to leave for essential reasons, our lives were turned upside down.  At ONS, most staff moved to homeworking, and those of us with children found ourselves, in common with millions of others, trying to combine childcare and home-schooling with working in new ways.  Here Tim Vizard looks back over the impact we’ve seen the pandemic having on people’s lives.

Working with the United Nations to improve data on Ageing

The ONS works closely with the United Nations on a number of international projects to improve statistics around the world. With older populations often having suffered the worst impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, awareness of the need for better evidence on the impact of ageing populations has increased. Here Rich Pereira explains why the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is leading international work to develop a standard approach to producing improved statistics on an issue of increasing global significance.

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