- The activity that most residents will continue doing more often after the COVID-19 pandemic has ended is ‘avoiding crowded places’ (58%), followed by online shopping for other goods (40%), and working from home (38%)
- Residents are least likely to continue with home hair or beauty treatments (i.e. haircuts) after the pandemic (9%)
this chart shows that When asked about the activities respondents think they will keep doing more often after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic than they did before the pandemic
58% say avoiding crowded spaces
40% say online shopping for other goods
38% say working from home
33% say video chats with family and or friends
33% say avoiding public transport
31% say online grocery shopping
23% say ordering takeaway food
9% say home hair and or beauty treatments – including haircuts
6% say they will continue to do other things
Activities that will be done more often after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic than before the pandemic – total sample
Base (total sample): 772
Key differences by demographic
Females are more likely to continue the majority of measures after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. The activities with the largest differences between males and females are working from home, shopping online (grocery and other goods) and avoiding crowded places.
Residents with a disability are far more likely to continue shopping online after the pandemic has ended.
Residents with a household income below £19,999 per year are less likely than any other income band to continue working from home after the COVID-19 pandemic.