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  • Residents are feeling much safer outside their homes in relation to COVID-19 compared to previous waves – 72% reporting feeling ‘very’ or ‘quite safe’ vs 42% in wave three
  • Residents under the age of 55 are most likely to say they feel safe, while around two thirds of residents over 55 feel ‘very’ or ‘quite safe’
  • Residents with a disability feel less safe than those without

How safe or unsafe do you feel when outside your home in relation to COVID-19? - all waves

Weighted base: W1: 1,922 | W2: 1,313 | W3 775 | W4 1,760

This chart shows that:
Of wave 1 residents, 66% felt very/quite safe, 13% felt neither safe nor unsafe, and 21% felt very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19
Of wave 2 residents, 61% felt very/quite safe, 14% felt neither safe nor unsafe , and 25% felt very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19
Of wave 3 residents, 42% felt very/quite safe, 23% felt neither safe nor unsafe, and 35% felt very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19
Of wave 4 residents, 72% feel very/quite safe, 20% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 8% feel very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19

How safe or unsafe do you feel when outside your home in relation to COVID-19? - by age

Weighted base: 16-24: 214| 25-34: 361 | 35-44: 284 | 45-54: 277 | 55-64: 260 | Over 64: 340

This chart shows that:
Of 16-24 year olds, 77% feel very/quite safe, 21% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 2% feel very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19
Of 25-34 year olds, 77% feel very/quite safe, 17% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 6% feel very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19
Of 35-44 year olds, 74% feel very/quite safe, 22% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 4% feel very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19
Of 45-54 year olds, 75% feel very/quite safe, 14% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 10% feel very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19
Of 55-64 year olds, 64% feel very/quite safe, 25% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 11% feel very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19
Of over 64 year olds, 67% feel very/quite safe, 24% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 9% feel very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19

How safe or unsafe do you feel when outside your home in relation to COVID-19? - by sex

Weighted base: Female: 865 | Male: 896

This chart shows that:
Of male residents, 72% feel very/quite safe, 20% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 8% feel very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19
Of female residents, 73% feel very/quite safe, 20% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 7% feel very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19

How safe or unsafe do you feel when outside your home in relation to COVID-19? - by disability

Weighted base: Disability: 275 | No disability: 1,430

This chart shows that:
Of those with a disability, 63% feel very/quite safe, 22% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 15% feel very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19
Of those with no disability, 75% feel very/quite safe, 19% feel neither safe nor unsafe, and 6% feel very/quite unsafe when outside their home in relation to COVID-19