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Survey asks how you’re coping during coronavirus pandemic

People in Hull are being asked how they are coping physically, emotionally and financially during the coronavirus lockdown.

A survey has been launched by Hull City Council to help understand the ways people are feeling vulnerable.

It will ask how people have been affected by homeworking, furlough, or redundancy along with the financial and family impacts.

The results of the residents’ survey will help to ensure the council can provide the right support services as coronavirus measures are scaled back.

It follows the launch of a survey asking how businesses have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of the survey, residents are being asked to take part in a short weekly tracker survey, providing up-to-date results on how the virus is affecting the city on a regular basis.

All results will be published on the council’s website and shared with participants directly.

The business survey, which can be taken here, is the first in a series looking at business concerns. It will ask whether businesses are open, whether staff have been furloughed and which businesses have been most affected.

The results will help the council to understand how Government grants and support schemes are helping, while identify opportunities where businesses will need support going forwards.

Councillor Daren Hale, deputy leader of Hull City Council, said: “We are keen to understand more about the impacts of Covid-19 and how we can support business-owners through the current difficulties as well as offering support when businesses are able to reopen up and return to normal.”

Take the residents’ survey here.

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