What does all the evidence tell us about wellbeing impacts of Covid-19?
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a major health crisis, infecting more than 35 million people world wide, with one million people dying as of October, more than 40,000 in the UK. The initial UK policy response to “stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives” sought primarily to contain the virus. And Covid-related policies, guidance and behaviours have resulted in changes to our personal, economic and social lives that have been extensive, profound and unprecedented.
We have been collecting evidence on how our lives have changed and organising this evidence into a wellbeing framework that identifies the factors we know to be important for how we feel about our lives.
Over the past eight weeks we have summarised how Covid-19 has affected different aspects of our wellbeing and in turn impacted the wellbeing of different groups of people in different ways.
This evidence and analysis provides new insights into the wellbeing impacts of Covid-19 and wellbeing inequalities in the UK.