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Week 42: 'How Are We Doing in Wales' public engagement survey results

Published: 4 February 2021

The results of the latest ‘How Are We Doing in Wales’ public engagement survey have been released by Public Health Wales.

The key findings are: 

  • 65 per cent of people think the benefits of national lockdowns in reducing coronavirus outweigh their costs; 35 per cent think the costs to wellbeing and the economy outweigh the benefits.
  • 93 per cent of people said they understood the current restrictions in place in Wales either quite well (40 per cent) or very well (53 per cent)
  • 81 per cent of people said that apart from the people in their own household or a permitted support bubble, in the last 7 days nobody else had come into their home.
  • 87 per cent of people said that in the last 7 days they had not entered somebody else’s home (not including that of a permitted support bubble).

Compared to this time last year:

  • 21 per cent say they have become more concerned about climate change; 6 per cent that they have become less concerned.
  • 28 per cent of people say their family relationships have worsened; 13 per cent that they have improved.
  • 31 per cent say their dental health has worsened; 3 per cent that it has improved.

The latest Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public engagement survey report from Public Health Wales covers the period of 18th to 24th January 2021, 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.