Coronavirus daily tracker: April 1st 2020
With a staggering 55% of people now say that they’re now working from home but usually work elsewhere, we’ve also seen a sharp daily drop in the number saying that they have to attend their regular place of employment, down to just under a quarter (24%)— our lowest figure yet.
43% are now saying that their income has decreased due to COVID-19, our highest figure yet.
In terms of leaving the house for other reasons, we’ve seen the standard post-weekend spike in those who went out to the supermarket on Monday, with almost a quarter (23%) of people who left the house going out to buy groceries. Compared to last Monday, though, that’s a drop of 12 points.
As people settle in to this new way of life, they are less likely to watch the government’s daily press conference. Just over a third are tuning in, compared to more than half (52%) a week ago.
However, while people aren’t watching the daily updates, (those that report watching it live is down 15 points from a week ago) the government’s approval rating is at its highest figure (56%) since we started tracking in regards to how it’s handling the outbreak. This figure has increased by 5 points in the last week.
Similarly to yesterday, we’ve also seen a further drop in those who say that the government isn’t doing enough to support supermarkets, with just one in five (20%) now holding this view, compared to 27% a week ago.
In terms of worry levels, this remains steady with 54% saying they’re very worried or worse. It doesn’t come as a surprise then that 43% are now saying that their income has decreased due to COVID-19, our highest figure yet.