Coronavirus UK updates: More people travelling to work and fewer working exclusively from home,

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Coronavirus UK Updates: Wales firebreak lockdown succeeded in bringing cases down, says first minister
Coronavirus UK Updates: Wales firebreak lockdown succeeded in bringing cases down, says first minister

The findings of a survey suggest there has been an increase in people travelling to work in the last two months, with fewer working exclusively from home.

According to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 57 per cent of working adults reported they had travelled to work – either exclusively or in combination with working from home – in the past seven days, while 20 per cent had worked solely from home.

The findings show an increase from the results of an ONS survey in the last week of June when 49 per cent of working adults said they had travelled in to work, and 29 per cent said they had worked exclusively at home.

The latest statistics are based on survey responses from 1,644 adults in Britain between 26 and 30 August..

The findings come after Downing Street denied the existence of a government “back to work” campaign but said employers are to be reminded of how to make workplaces Covid-safe in a bid to increase office numbers.

Ministers fear huge job losses in town and city centre shops and cafes if workers do not return to their pre-lockdown commuter patterns.

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