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A new survey revealed that 70% of UK professionals say they feel safe in the workplace with no legal restrictions in place.

With it being just three months since the government lifted the last remaining restrictions that were brought in to help control the spread of Covid in England (aka ‘Freedom Day’), the CV-Library report surveyed more than 3,000 UK workers to find out how their working lives have changed over this timeframe.

Although the majority of professionals feel safe in the workplace, 36.1% say that their mental health has been affected since going back into the office after the restrictions were lifted.

Interestingly, 80.7% have noticed that the precautions brought into the office to prevent infections spreading have reduced over the last three months, whereas 19.3% say they’ve increased as more people have returned to the workplace.

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Lee Biggins, Founder and CEO of CV-Library, commented, “In many ways, Freedom Day feels a lot longer than three months ago. The Ukraine war and the spiralling cost of living have taken precedent for many. However, there has been a big period of adjustment for UK workers and it’s reassuring to know that the majority now feel safe at work.

“Whilst the Prime Minister feels that working from home ‘doesn’t work’, these results prove that the benefits are significant for many, particularly when it comes to positive mental health. In all of CV-Library’s recent survey results the message is consistent and clear, and UK professionals appear in no hurry to return to pre-pandemic working patterns.”

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