ONS

Exploring the changing impact of COVID-19 on our lives

People walking around going about their day in an urban setting

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.

Read more on Exploring the changing impact of COVID-19 on our lives

Delta Variant and vaccine effectiveness; what can the CIS tell us?

Generic image of person using lab equipment

As well as providing estimates on infection levels and antibodies, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey (CIS) collects information from participants on their vaccination status, providing some insight into vaccine effectiveness on variants, including Delta. Our monthly visits to the same participants over a long period of time allow us to see who becomes infected and how antibodies change over time.

Read more on Delta Variant and vaccine effectiveness; what can the CIS tell us?