Figures show that three out of four workers now commute to work at least once a week
About 75% of adults surveyed between May 11 and 22 said they either traveled exclusively for work or spent some time at home in the past seven days
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Three in four of us now commute to work at least once a week, up from two-thirds a month ago.
However, around a third of adults still spend part of the week working from home.
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest a change in certain types of public behavior over the past two months – a period that has coincided with a steady decline in Covid-19 infections.
About 75% of adults surveyed between May 11 and 22 said they either traveled exclusively for work or spent some time at home in the past seven days.
This is an increase of 66% of respondents between April 13th and 24th.
The proportion of people working from home at some point during the week is broadly unchanged, standing at 37% in mid-May versus 36% in mid-April.
Other findings point to a relaxation of public attitudes towards some aspects of the pandemic.
Just over half (54%) of adults in the latest survey said they had used a face covering outside their home, up from nearly two-thirds (65%) in April.
About 34% said they always or often social distance when meeting people outside of their household, versus 38%.
And only 23% of adults reported having had a rapid lateral flow test in the past seven days, versus 34%.
Covid-19 infections across the country have fallen sharply in recent weeks after hitting a record high in late March due to the spread of the Omicron BA.2 variant.
The number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 has also fallen and is now at a level last recorded in late summer 2021.
But while the recent wave of infections is now on the wane, a sizeable minority of people are still concerned about the virus.
Around 40% of adults in the latest ONS poll said they are very or somewhat concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on their lives – broadly unchanged from 39% a month earlier.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/three-four-workers-now-travelling-27086604 Figures show that three out of four workers now commute to work at least once a week