If you don't know, the ONS (Office for National Statistics) is a UK Government department, that collects ..... you guessed it statistics.

They rolled out an app, way back at the start of the pandemic and people answer and then they collect them and post them on this website.  My partner has responded, everyday since lock down started by in March 2020.  Every night, I think 5 questions max.  But you can imagine the data points.

To quote the ONS this sample is "Indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey covering the period 10 March to 14 March 2021 to understand the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people, households and communities in Great Britain."

Let's unpack what the UK public are saying about the post pandemic world

What does a post pandemic world look like?

The activities that adults most frequently reported they have been doing more of during the coronavirus pandemic, or would keep doing more often after the end of the pandemic were similar: 

avoiding crowded places (71% during the pandemic, 38% after the end of the pandemic); 

video calls with family and friends (57% during the pandemic, 29% after the end of the pandemic); and 

online shopping for goods other than groceries (54% during the pandemic, 33% after the end of the pandemic).

We all need digital skills

It does seem that while we are used to working from home, to having meetings online, that not everybody will go back to the way things were back in 2019. 

As a business leader, on the basis that things are not going to go back to the way things were in 2019, what are you doing to make sure that your team(s) have the digital skills they need?

While I understand that some companies are going to try and buy their way through this crisis by recruiting the digital talent pool, you still have a duty of care to your existing team(s) to train them in social and digital.  Right across the business.