How has COVID-19 affected the world of work?

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The global pandemic has affected us all, mentally as well as physically (possibly). But how has it affected the world of work? We know one thing for sure, that it has done so massively. I will be talking about different types of jobs and how it has affected these areas.

Restaurants/pubs/cafes

During lockdown, no one in England was allowed to go to any of these food and drink places. How did this effect them? Let's look at the example of Pizza Express, a famous restaurant chain. Due to lockdown, they did not make any money, and made a big loss. This caused them to shut down a whopping 73 of its branches! This is thought to have impacted 1,100 members of staff. Many pubs have had to make members of staff redundant because of losses. This industry is one of the worst hit by lockdown.

Sport and athletics

As the virus spread across the globe, sports bodies had to cancel or postpone events. Even the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was postponed! Athletes are keeping their body still in perfect condition by practising at home. Here are few sports that have been affected.

Football

In South Korea, the football league season restarted on May 8 after several weeks of postponement, but still before any other league began. The English Premier league started on Saturday 12th of September. The Euro 2020 has also been postponed until next year. The women's football league in England has also been cancelled.

Athletics

The World Athletics Championships that were scheduled to take place in Oregon in August 2021 have been pushed back to July 2022 to avoid clashing with the rescheduled Olympic Games, the sport’s governing body said on April 8. Lots more events have been postponed to next year.

Formula 1

Formula One has begun its season behind closed doors in Austria since July, followed by the British Grand Prix at Silverstone under similar conditions, but has yet to publish a revised calendar. Both happened without any spectators. The French Grand Prix began on June 28 at Le Castellet has been cancelled due to COVID-19, organisers said on April 27.

Hospitals and healthcare

Finally, let's look at another big sector. Hospitals have been affected massively as well, with a mind-blowing amount of patients coming to be treated for coronavirus, with some of them going into intensive care (ICU). This has led to an effort to dramatically increase the resources available to NHS hospitals in treating these patients, involving reorganisation of hospital facilities, redeployment of existing staff and a drive to bring in recently retired and newly graduated staff to fight the pandemic. Due to there being so many coronavirus cases, there is not many parts of hospitals where patients who are not being treated with coronavirus can be treated. They cancelled lots of routine operations and there is lots of operations and investigative procedures to catch up.

Lots of people were and still are working from; mostly office workers can do this with the help of technology. Can you think of any other jobs that have been greatly affected by the coronavirus? How do you think people who own a business feel about the future?

Thank you for reading.

Comments (56)

  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    02 Nov 2020

    Well done for recognising the impact of the coronavirus across so many industries and affecting so many jobs. People sometimes forget that there are lots of jobs attached to what most of us see as entertainment - e.g. sports. You mentioned the "mind-blowing" amount of patients coming to be treated for coronavirus and there not being many parts of hospitals where non-covid patients can be treated - it's important to keep this in context and use evidence if making big statements like this. At the moment, for example, many parts of hospitals are treating patients as normal (although with a big waiting list caused by the lockdown earlier this year).

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  • Braiswick Primary School polite_walrus | Braiswick Primary School
    04 Nov 2020

    I hope coronavirus ends soon

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  • Cheam Common logo wondrous_orca | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    05 Nov 2020

    I think nurses and doctors' jobs have been affected a lot because now they are considered much more important than they were before. For example, at news of the vaccine being approved by the WHO (World Health Organisation), it has also been announced that NHS workers will be the first to get the vaccine. Also cleaners and other people who help maintain hygiene, have now been thought of more important as they keep the atmosphere clean. For example, they sanitise the tables in school. As well as good sides, there are bad sides as well. Lots of workers have been fired from their jobs because of a bad economical system; Small companies or self-employed companies have been shutting down for the same reason. Companies that provide tourism have had a lot of loss as during the lock down and after not as many people would want to leave their homes as they did before. To sum it up, some people have been thought of more important but alot of companies have been shut and jobs lost.

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  • best_artist | Whyteleafe School E
    06 Nov 2020

    So true... i hope this is over soon because its ruining people's lives and its affecting the world. :(

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  • best_artist | Whyteleafe School E
    06 Nov 2020

    and also lots of peoples work is geting ruined and people are losing their jobs it is very sad and hurting others

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  • best_artist | Whyteleafe School E
    06 Nov 2020

    getting i meant sorry

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  • Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg triumphant_tomato | Allerton High School
    06 Nov 2020

    I agree that nurses and doctors jobs have changed alot but people might stop applying for jobs in hospitals because people might be worried about coronavirus that they are more likely to catch.I think to increase the number of doctors the government need to pay the more money after we looked at the future of the NHS last year we learnt that the hospitals are underfunded .Even though there is lots of job losses in restaurants and cafes I think that even though pizza Express closed 73 branches of it I think the most important thing is to keep them closed because people might get covid.Though I think this we can't look after the ill if the economy is bad .I think sport is the least important job to go back to most footballer's make lots of money compared to people in primary and secondary jobs.

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  • Hammond School logo peaceful_raccoon | Hammond Junior School B
    06 Nov 2020

    This is a very long and great post! Well done eager_reflection! :-)

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg gutsy_insect | Bruntcliffe Academy
    06 Nov 2020

    I think that many jobs have been affected such as nurses, doctors and dentists as they are all quite physical jobs but now because of COVID-19 they can’t really do as much as they use to be able to. I agree with triumphant tomato that people may stop sending applications into hospitals and pharmacies and places like that as they may think they are more likely to get coronavirus. I think the government should pay more money to the key workers as they go out and risk their lives for us.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      gutsy_insect's comment 09 Nov 2020

      There's a big debate about whether locking down will affect people's willingness to contact the NHS for other problems, and if this means they will then have diseases go undetected. Do you have an opinion on this, gutsy_insect?

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  • Hammond School logo careful_idea | Hammond Junior School B
    09 Nov 2020

    I think many jobs have been affected by covid-19 in many different ways such as people have been made redundant and lots of people have not had income because they are not able to work. Jobs such as hairdressers and nail artist they can not work because you can't cut people hair over zoom!

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  • Hammond School logo observant_eel | Hammond Junior School B
    09 Nov 2020

    Many jobs have been affected by covid-19 and I'm sure this lockdown will affect them again. Shops have closed again so people who are hairdressers, nail technicians, clothes shop workers (like river island and primark) and many more jobs are closed. CEO's of jobs like clothes shops can still get money because people order online for clothes. Nurses and doctors are also affected because people are getting the virus and that means the nurses have to look after many more people.

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  • Hammond School logo magical_clarinet | Hammond Junior School B
    09 Nov 2020

    Covid-19 has effected jobs massively by making thousands of people redundant . This pandemic has made working very hard for millions of people . I mean what if you were a hairdressser or beautision you would not be able to work which means earning no money , what if you lived on your own and you could not pay of you mortgage or credit card bill. Also what if you were a nurse or key worker and single mum and you had a child which was 3 who would look after them . Would you want to send them of to a childminder during the pandemic . I know I certainly would not . It would have been lots better if footballers would give some money to the people who were redundant.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      magical_clarinet's comment 09 Nov 2020

      This has happened to some people's jobs, magical_clarinet. Do you think the government is doing enough to support workers?

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg spectacular_language | Upton Cross Primary School
    09 Nov 2020

    This pandemic has affected many jobs and it has made a big loss for loads of people.I'm so happy that you have made a post about this and that you have set it out in different categories so it makes it more easier to see which specific thing you want to know about.
    -spectacular_language

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg fiery_impression | Upton Cross Primary School
    09 Nov 2020

    Thank you for bringing light on how covid 19 has affected work such as athleticism and cafes but something you havent touched on is small businesses and how they have affected by covid 19 and how it has taken months upon months to get at least some amount of costumers as they did before.Which goes to showyou can have everything then nothing all in a matter of days
    fiery_impression

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  • John-Ray-logo-250x250.jpg modest_donkey | John Ray Junior School
    10 Nov 2020

    COVID- 19 has affected lots of businesses, especially small ones.
    Also, zoos have been greatly affected, because they get all of their money from people who walk through their gates, and pay to walk around.
    This second lockdown has probably affected businesses more than the first time around. Most places have only just made themselves 'COVID safe' (sorted out screens, social distancing stickers/signs etc. ) and they've spent money doing that, and now they have to close again!
    I think that all businesses have been affected a lot by the Coronavirus.

    Modest_donkey

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      modest_donkey's comment 11 Nov 2020

      You clearly have done a lot of thinking about this, modest_donkey! I have given you a star for the way you have used your problem-solving skills to explain what businesses might have done to make themselves "covid safe" and why this might have caused financial problems for them if they've been forced to close.

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  • Hammond School logo joyous_thought | Hammond Junior School B
    11 Nov 2020

    your post has got me thinking about the people that have lost there job with covid-19 and how they mite not get there job back after covid has gone. so it might be hard to get a new job someware els. And people that have to work from home and that hapening is making everyone not geting payed as much as they are supost to get. And thank for reminding me to think about the people whose jobs are geting afected by covid-19.

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  • Ditton Logo chatty_orange | Ditton Primary School C
    11 Nov 2020

    I hope the corona virus goes away it's affecting all jobs like shops and garages

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg powerful_crab | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
    12 Nov 2020

    covid has caused people to go into lockdown/isolation which means we cant go to work and insted have to stay at home

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  • articulate_juniper | Whyteleafe School E
    12 Nov 2020

    HOTels ,holiday parks ,airline jobs , resterants , shops esc and it relly is hribble and great post eager_reflection !

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg serious_night | New Horizons Children's Academy
    13 Nov 2020

    It effects is the fact people are getting fiered because of lockdown and peoples buisneses are getting closed because they cant efford the bills or tax thats how it is effecting work

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    13 Nov 2020

    Coronavirus has affected lots of business such as small business and even huge business but all we can do to help is to folllow the restrictions rules and keep ourself safe from the virus.
    This pandemic has made people know to loss there jobs or to not even work anymore which is affecting society and other people as well. This is really bad because people will loss a lot of money and might not even have enough money to pay there bills or rent .
    The place were I live we’ve had to go 8nto a second lockdown and a I think places like restaurants,cafes and lots of other places have been affected more. If you don’t want to catch the virus make sure you wear thing like (faces masks, hand sanitizer, tissues etc.) make sure to keep safe from the virus! Have a nice day

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  • Hammond School logo reflective_artic_fox | Hammond Junior School C
    15 Nov 2020

    I think that this pandemic has been very disastrous, for new businesses, and in fact, some old ones. After the first lockdown it looked as though everything could get back to normal, however you want to classify normal as. After that, the second one occurred. These both probably have affected businesses, although mainly ones that are barely coping. I think that businesses could be more affected mentally than psychically, as they probably have the same chance of getting the virus as everyone else, and because thinking that you can't do something is worse than after the experience. Sometimes, you might create images in your head that is actually more detrimental than what will actually happen. It is as though you can exaggerate real life.
    I think that many businesses have just developed according to current measures, despite how they can be slightly monotonous at times. However, a second lockdown just changed that, and many businesses are loosely-based on its actual purpose. Now they have to focus on being safe, although that could be their original source. Many industries are losing what they have earned and created all due to this. This is especially in the case of big ones.
    Well done for this post, eager_reflection!

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    1. Cheam Park logo eager_reflection | Cheam Park Farm Primary
      reflective_artic_fox's comment 16 Nov 2020

      Hi reflective_arctic_fox,
      I totally agree with you and thank you for taking time to read my post. 😁

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  • Ditton Logo decisive_duck | Ditton Primary School C
    18 Nov 2020

    How did you do that much work

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  • Ditton Logo smart_grasshopper | Ditton Primary School C
    18 Nov 2020

    I hope corona virus ends

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  • Ditton Logo determined_fox | Ditton Primary School C
    18 Nov 2020

    What other jobs could be affected?? 🙂

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  • Ditton Logo genius_ostrich | Ditton Primary School C
    18 Nov 2020

    What other jobs would be affected ? 😄😄🐶

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  • Ditton Logo genuine_tree | Ditton Primary School C
    18 Nov 2020

    Stay safe stay home save lives.Everyone

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  • Ditton Logo genuine_tree | Ditton Primary School C
    18 Nov 2020

    Hi everyone I think that he is right because the corona virus is affecting everyone in any way and we are closing down shops ,swimming baths and other things so I think that he is right in every way.Stay home save live

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  • Ditton Logo joyous_flight | Ditton Primary School C
    18 Nov 2020

    I hope things will go back to the way it was corona virus has effected everyone

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  • Ditton Logo genius_ostrich | Ditton Primary School C
    18 Nov 2020

    He'll a hello I would like to know what to do to get a job like yours. Thx 😀

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      genius_ostrich's comment 18 Nov 2020

      Who is your question for, genius_ostrich?

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  • insightful_region | Whyteleafe School E
    19 Nov 2020

    COVID- 19 has affected lots of businesses, especially small ones.
    Also, zoos have been greatly affected, because they get all of their money from people who walk through their gates, and pay to walk around.
    This second lockdown has probably affected businesses more than the first time around. Most places have only just made themselves 'COVID safe' (sorted out screens, social distancing stickers/signs etc. ) and they've spent money doing that, and now they have to close again!
    I think that all businesses have been affected a lot by the Coronavirus.

    insightful_region

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  • insightful_region | Whyteleafe School E
    19 Nov 2020

    Covid-19 has effected jobs massively by making thousands of people redundant . This pandemic has made working very hard for millions of people . I mean what if you were a hairdressser or beautision you would not be able to work which means earning no money , what if you lived on your own and you could not pay of you mortgage or credit card bill. Also what if you were a nurse or key worker and single mum and you had a child which was 3 who would look after them . Would you want to send them of to a childminder during the pandemic . I know I certainly would not . It would have been lots better if footballers would give some money to the people who were redundant.Covid-19 has effected jobs massively by making thousands of people redundant . This pandemic has made working very hard for millions of people . I mean what if you were a hairdressser or beautision you would not be able to work which means earning no money , what if you lived on your own and you could not pay of you mortgage or credit card bill. Also what if you were a nurse or key worker and single mum and you had a child which was 3 who would look after them . Would you want to send them of to a childminder during the pandemic . I know I certainly would not . It would have been lots better if footballers would give some money to the people who were redundant.

    isightful_region

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      insightful_region's comment 19 Nov 2020

      Yes, there are lots of people out there currently unable to work due to the pandemic, and it can become even trickier with responsibilities such as mortgages and children. Do you think the government has done enough to support everyone?

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    2. tom Tom @ the BNC
      insightful_region's comment 23 Nov 2020

      As we have said elsewhere on the Hub, please do not copy other people's work and use only your own words.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School breathtaking_fly | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    20 Nov 2020

    It has effected a lot of people’s work but lucky for me my mum and dad work for the met police in London and they don’t have to stop doing their job and if schools close down again (hopefully) police=key learner so I still go to school . But your right it is effecting a lot of people’s life

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School freespirited_cockatoo | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    23 Nov 2020

    This has effected lots of work because on the first lockdown everything got shut like schools, shops and lots of people have lost there jobs because of this.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School giving_tamarind | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    23 Nov 2020

    This has effected doctors and nurses so much,my mum has had cancer and they are having to stop people from getting treated doctors and nurses are being over worked and this is not right.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School freespirited_cockatoo | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    23 Nov 2020

    This also has had an effect on doctors and nurses because they have had to work even harder than before on have to wear masks all the time when working.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School giving_tamarind | Lyons Hall Primary School A
    23 Nov 2020

    People are losing there jobs people need to have jobs so they can provide for there families they need work .

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