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Week 64: 'How Are We Doing in Wales' public engagement survey results

Published: 2 July 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:  

  • 42 per cent of people agreed that people who had had both vaccines should be able to meet each other without social distancing or wearing masks; 58 per cent disagreed. 
  • 8 per cent of people said they thought vaccination protected them ‘completely’ from coronavirus infection and 58% that it protected them ‘a lot’.   
  • Of the 9,516 adults interviewed between weeks 31 and 62 (November 2nd 2020 to 13th June 2021) 16 per cent reported having had Coronavirus* 
  • Of participants that reported having coronavirus symptoms, 39 per cent said their symptoms had lasted for at least 4 weeks; with 21 per cent saying their symptoms persisted for more than 12 weeks*  
  • Fatigue was the most commonly reported symptom of long COVID followed by shortness of breath 
  • Older adults, females and individuals with chronic health conditions (diabetes, heart disease, lung disease or cancer) were more likely to have symptoms lasting for at least 4 weeks. 

The latest Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public engagement survey report from Public Health Wales covers the period of 21st to 27th June 2021, when 600 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.  

*Figures have not been adjusted to account for sample or population demographics.