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Week 76: 'How Are We Doing in Wales' public engagement survey results

Published: 24 September 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:  

  • 38 per cent of people said that they had been worrying about other health issues not related to Coronavirus in the last week (25 per cent worrying a little, and 13 per cent worrying a lot.)  
  • 37 per cent of people said they had experienced illness or health problems not related to Coronavirus in the last two weeks, including: 
    • 18 per cent had a cough or cold 
    • 14 per cent had a sore throat 
    • 8 per cent had flu or flu-like symptoms 
    • 6 per cent had a stomach bug 
    • 5 per cent had a chest infection 
  • 64 per cent of people said that they would be more worried about catching coronavirus than Wales going back into lockdown. 36 per cent said that going back into lockdown would worry them more.  
  • 62 per cent said that they had left their home or garden every day in the last week. This was the highest proportion since the survey began in April 2020. 

The latest Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public engagement survey report from Public Health Wales covers the period of 13th – 19th September 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 Coronavirus 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.