The results of the latest ‘How Are We Doing in Wales’ public engagement survey have been released by Public Health Wales.
Please note questions were asked prior to the tightening of restrictions.
The key findings are:
- 48% of people said they would prefer tighter restrictions over Christmas (questions were asked prior to the tightening of restrictions). 42% thought the Christmas restrictions at the time of survey were about right.
- 79% of people said they would want (78%) or had already had (1%) a coronavirus vaccination; an increase from 68% saying they would want a vaccination in the previous survey week.*
- 34% of people have been worrying ‘a lot’ about going out in public places; up from 20% in the last survey week.
- 60% of people disagreed with the statement ‘I think that most people are following social distancing guidelines’; up from 48% in the last survey week.
- 28% of people have been worrying ‘a lot’ about becoming seriously ill with coronavirus and 57% have been worrying ‘a lot’ about losing someone they love to the virus; up from 18% and 42% respectively in the last survey week.
The latest Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public engagement survey report from Public Health Wales covers the period of 14 to 20 December, when 602 people were surveyed.
Every two weeks, Public Health Wales conducts interviews with hundreds of people aged 18 or over across Wales, to understand how Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures being used to prevent its spread are affecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people in Wales.
The survey is part of a raft of measures implemented by Public Health Wales to support public health and wellbeing through Coronavirus.
*Coronavirus vaccinations began in Wales on 8th December