Anxiety levels are now at their highest since the peak of the first lockdown, figures have shown. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also revealed that happiness and life satisfaction fell as Britain entered its third national lockdown in January. Some 42 per cent of adults reported high levels of anxiety, the highest proportion since April 3 to 13, when 46 per cent reported this. People surveyed between January 7 and 10 also said they were less happy, less satisfied with their lives overall and were less likely to feel things they are doing are worthwhile. The fall in wellbeing coincides with the start of England's third national lockdown, announced on January 4, when people were told to stay at home. This was also announced for Scotland on January 4 while Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford extended restrictions to the whole nation earlier on December 19. The ONS analysed responses from 3,833 people as part of its Opinions and Lifestyle Survey to understand the impact of Covid-19 on society. It found that 56 per cent said their wellbeing is affected by the pandemic, up from 53 per cent the previous week, and 27 per cent said they feel lonely often, always or some of the time, up slightly from the previous week. More than three quarters (78 per cent) said they felt very or somewhat worried about the effect of coronavirus on their lives. It also compared adults' behaviour now to that over Christmas and its run-up.