The COVID-19 pandemic, and measures to reduce transmission of the virus, has had many wide-ranging impacts on the population of Wales, and has led to many people spending more time in their homes, highlighting the importance of good quality and secure housing.
This Health Impact Assessment – published by Public Health Wales – explores the health and well-being impact of COVID-19 on housing and housing insecurity. It looks at the importance of having a consistent home that is of good quality, affordable, and feels safe. It also considers the security of tenure in relation to stability and being able to maintain a roof over one’s head and ultimately prevent homelessness.
It is the third in a series, which focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the population of Wales including the ‘Staying at Home and Social Distancing Policy’ and the impact of home and agile working. This report can be read in conjunction with these and the sections on housing and home working within them.
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