Health, work and COVID-19
In March 2020, the UK experienced one of the most devastating shocks to the economy in living memory. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the urgent need for social distancing, major changes to the way we live and work were enforced as the UK entered lockdown.
While the lockdown has affected everybody, our preliminary work shows how people with chronic health conditions and disabled people may be disproportionately impacted.
For example, working people with mental health problems are more likely work in ‘shutdown’ sectors.
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