Table 1

Survey themes and specific items analysed, including variables recategorised

ThemesQuestion/statementPotential responsesRecategorised
Change in the amount of time spent visiting green space‘Did you EVER visit a green space in the year before the movement restrictions were enforced in the UK?’.Yes, I did
No, I didn’t-
Don’t know/can’t recallDon’t know/can’t recall excluded (n=80, 3.5%)
Please think about your behaviour since the UK enforced a “lockdown” to restrict movement, as a result of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (ie, since 23rd March 2020). Have you visited a green space since the movement restrictions have been enforced in the UK?’.Yes, I have
No, I haven’t-
Don’t know/can’t recallDon’t know/can’t recall excluded (n=43, 1.9%)
‘How much, if at all, has the amount of time that you have spent visiting green spaces changed since the “lockdown” movement restrictions began (ie, 23rd March 2020) compared to before?’.Increased a lot‘Increased’ (increased a lot and increased a little)
Increased a little‘Increased’ (increased a lot and increased a little)
No difference‘Same’ (no difference)
Decreased a little‘Decreased’ (decreased a lot and decreased a little)
Decreased a lot‘Decreased’ (decreased a lot and decreased a little)
Don’t knowDon’t know excluded (n=74, 3.3%)
Experience change (If respondent had visited a green space since the movement restrictions were enforced)‘I feel that being in green spaces benefits my mental health more now, than before the movement restrictions were in place’.Strongly agree‘Agree’ (strongly agree and slightly agree)
Slightly agree‘Agree’ (strongly agree and slightly agree)
Neither agree nor disagree‘Neither’ (neither agree nor disagree)
Slightly disagree‘Disagree’ (slightly disagree and strongly disagree)
Strongly disagree‘Disagree’ (slightly disagree and strongly disagree)
Don’t know/can’t recallDon’t know/can’t recall excluded (n=7, 0.6%)
‘I have missed seeing and/or talking with people in green spaces since the movement restrictions were introduced’.Strongly agree‘Agree’ (strongly agree and slightly agree)
Slightly agree‘Agree’ (strongly agree and slightly agree)
Neither agree nor disagree‘Neither’ (Nneither agree nor disagree)
Slightly disagree‘Disagree' (slightly disagree and strongly disagree)
Strongly disagree‘Disagree' (slightly disagree and strongly disagree)
Don’t know/can’t recallDon’t know/can’t recall excluded (n=8, 0.8%)
‘I do more physical activity in green spaces now, than I did before the movement restrictions were introduced’.Strongly agree‘Agree’ (strongly agree and slightly agree)
Slightly agree‘Agree' (strongly agree and slightly agree)
Neither agree nor disagree‘Neither’ (Nneither agree nor disagree)
Slightly disagree‘'Disagree’' (slightly disagree and strongly disagree)
Strongly disagree‘'Disagree’' (slightly disagree and strongly disagree)
Don’t know/can’t recallDon’t know/can’t recall excluded (n=9, 0.8%)
  • Don’t know/can’t recall responses were all excluded from analysis (weighted counts and proportions reported above).