1. Community Risk
2. Personal Risk: Levels
3. Controlling the Virus
- ^ We use a measure of occupational proximity derived by the ONS based on data from the US O*NET database and supplement this with a variable measuring the proportion of individuals in an occupation aged over 55. In addition, in order to capture the extent to which a job can be done remotely, we draw on a recent survey indicator which asks workers to report the share of tasks performable from home (see A. Adams-Prassl, T. Boneva, M. Golin and C. Rauh, “Work tasks that can be done from home: Evidence on the variation within and across occupations and industries”, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ssoMlefI6N9CBEPPsWKqy6F3M9_Wcbzu/view.
- ^ We attempt to match the occupations in our dataset to one of the four stages outlined in the government strategy document. So for example the first stage of workers who were expected to return to work in mid-May include those in construction and manufacturing as well as those providing local public transport services, whereas the second stage returning to work at some point after 1 June include teachers and other school workers and those working in non-essential retail. Those working in hospitality and the leisure industry have to wait until at least 4 July before returning to work.
- ^ Note that there are a few occupations that do not fit into this pattern and are returning to work later even though they do not involve working in close proximity to others and involve many tasks that can be done from home: These are predominantly managers of hospitality businesses who are unable to do their jobs without the involvement of other staff who do have to work in close proximity to colleagues and clients.