New analysis highlights the pressures faced by parents during the coronavirus lockdown, due to taking on more childcare and homeschooling responsibilities. As we’ve found from many aspects of life under lockdown, not everyone’s experience is the same, but early results suggest these additional pressures have been affecting the work and overall wellbeing of some parents. Gueorguie Vassilev and Tracy Williams explain more.Read more on Parenting under lockdown
As the Coronavirus pandemic has developed, carers and those receiving care have been significantly affected. The ONS has undertaken several…Read more on COVID-19 and the impact on social care
Every week the ONS has been charting the tragic death toll of the coronavirus pandemic. As we pass the midway point in the year, Sarah Caul looks back on what has happened so far in 2020 and, using trends from previous years, gives her view on what could happen next.Read more on Coronavirus deaths: Taking stock of what we’ve seen so far – and what might happen next
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed many elements of our everyday lives, including how we shop. The introduction of movement restrictions meant the closure of most physical shops, so many consumers have been doing their shopping from home instead. In May 2020, over a third of retail spending was online – the highest ever share. In this blog Josh Martin takes a closer look at the online retail sales data to understand this trend.Read more on Shopping may never be the same again
As the coronavirus pandemic develops, it is crucial the ONS updates its mortality analysis to ensure the best evidence is…Read more on Ethnicity, Disability, Religion: Which groups are at most risk of death involving COVID-19?