Skip to main content

Living online: the long-term impact on wellbeing


The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated our rapidly increasing reliance on digital technology. This inquiry will look at the long-term impact this may have on our social and economic wellbeing and, in particular, on four key drivers of wellbeing: physical health, mental health, social interaction and quality of working life.

Work news

Lords COVID-19 Committee disappointed at Government’s engagement with their work
COVID-19 Committee publishes report criticising Government response to its Beyond Digital inquiry
22 July 2021
Teachers and doctors must be equipped for the digital world
The COVID-19 Committee has written to the Secretaries of State for Health and Education about the lack of IT equipment and training for GPs and teachers.
18 June 2021
Government should consider new health and employment rights to protect wellbeing in the digital world
The Select Committee on COVID-19 publishes its report Beyond Digital: Planning for a Hybrid World
21 April 2021
What will this period of online learning mean for children’s futures?
The COVID-19 Committee will explore the long-term impact of the sudden shift to digital learning necessitated by the pandemic.
3 February 2021
Does employment legislation meet the needs of the digital workplace?
The COVID-19 Committee explores whether current employment legislation, policy and practice is adequate to protect workers’ wellbeing in an increasingly digital workplace
27 January 2021
How will technology affect the quality of our working lives, post-pandemic?
COVID-19 Committee takes evidence at 10:00am on Thursday 28 January
25 January 2021
How does spending more time online affect our relationships?
COVID-19 Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 12 January at 10.00am
6 January 2021
Committee asks what our increasingly digital lives will mean for our mental health
COVID-19 Committee takes evidence at 10:00am on 15 December
10 December 2020
Committee to explore the impact of digital technology on physical activity
COVID-19 Committee hears evidence on physical activity and use of digital technology
26 November 2020
Committee to discuss digital technology and the delivery of healthcare services
The COVID-19 Committee will hear from the British Medical Association, Healthwatch England, The King’s Fund and Professor Ruth Chambers
19 November 2020
Committee to kick-off new inquiry by exploring digital exclusion
The COVID-19 Committee is to start taking oral evidence in its new inquiry looking at the long-term impact on wellbeing of an increasing reliance on digital technology
5 November 2020
Committee asks what increasingly digital lives will mean for our wellbeing
Inquiry on the impact of digitalisation on peoples lives launched
28 October 2020
Total results 12 (page 1 of 1)

Contact us