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Covid-19 Employee Impact Survey

11.05.20 · Industry News

News at the weekend outlined a slow return to the workplace within the UK, starting with construction, engineering and manufacturing type roles. We did a quick survey of 200 employees within these these sectors to get a sense of how they are feeling about the current situation. 


Q1 Has the company you work for been negatively affected by the spread of COVID-19?

  • Yes
  • No


Q2 Which of the following is a concern for you at the moment (please tick all that apply)?

  • The risk to your health (or the health of a loved one)
  • Lost income
  • Job security
  • Opportunity for promotion / career development
  • Other (Please specify)

Other responses included: Finding a new job (for those made redundant), heavy workload, overall effect on the economy.


Q3 What measures is your employer taking to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 spreading (please tick all that apply)

  • New flexible working patterns (split shifts)
  • Resource to work from home – laptops, phones, access to systems etc.
  • Providing sick pay to all self-isolating staff
  • Creating safe, social distancing compliant workplaces
  • Providing additional hygiene advice and supplies
  • No measures taken
  • Other (Please specify)


Q4 If you are currently still working, how do you feel when working right now? (please tick all that apply)

  • Calm and Focused
  • Distracted and Anxious
  • Less productive than normal
  • As productive or more productive than normal

Q5 If you are currently furloughed or working from home, how do you feel about returning to your workplace once restrictions are lifted?

  • I feel happy that I will be working in a safe environment
  • I am concerned about the risk of infection in the workplace

Q6 Do you have confidence in your company’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

  • Yes
  • No

Q7 What is one thing your company could do right now to better support employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

  • (Please specify)

Frequent Responses included:

  • Ensure social distancing
  • More communication/information and reassurance
  • Focus on health and safety
  • Provide PPE
  • Let people work from home

About 12% of responses stated that their employers were already doing a great job and there was nothing more that could be done.

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