We know the pandemic has affected everyone in different ways. But we can look at the impact of the crisis on the UK economy as a whole.
In March 2020, the UK Government asked millions of people to stay at home to help save lives and protect the NHS. There have been more lock downs since then.
It meant millions of people could not go to work. For a time, only those doing essential work, such as providing food or electricity, could continue.
It also meant people spent less money on non-essential things like buying clothes, eating out and going on holiday.
That hit the economy hard.
But spending by consumers began to rise at the end of 2020. And by summer 2021, it was almost back to where it was before Covid hit.