ONS COVID-19 Roundup 27th August

Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup
27 August 2020

Hello – welcome to today’s edition of the coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup, a summary of our latest analysis related to the pandemic.

Today we’ve added estimates of international travel up to June 2020, as well as the latest indicators of the economic impact of COVID-19. Some of the main points include:

  • Home Office statistics show that there were an estimated 1.3 million passenger arrivals (including returning UK residents) in April to June 2020; this is 97% (27.7 million) fewer than the same period in 2019
  • The number of applications for visitor visas in Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2020 was 99% lower than in the same period in 2019
  • More than half of the workforce in the arts, entertainment and leisure industry (51%) are still furloughed, compared with 13% of staff currently furloughed in the workforce as a whole
  • When asked about insolvency, almost a quarter of arts and entertainment businesses (23%) reported the risks as severe to moderate; this is the joint-highest proportion of any industry, along with the hospitality sector

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