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Personnel Today - Coronavirus: workers worried about future and ‘overwhelmed’ by the news

By Ashleigh Webber 2 Apr 2020.

Almost half (47%) of UK adults say their mental health has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak – especially those having to self-isolate.

This is according to an Opinium poll of 2,005 adults conducted on 19 and 20 March – just before the nationwide lockdown was announced by Boris Johnson.

One-third (35%) said they were worried about their future, while the same proportion said they were feeling “overwhelmed” by the news.

Half (51%) of those who were self-isolating because they had, or suspected they had, the Covid-19 virus said it had affected their mental health, versus 42% who were not.

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