Self-reported mental health declines as the holiday season passes, in line with levels noted during the height of the fourth wave. However, stress levels remain steady throughout the holiday season.

Outlook for the next few weeks worsens after a prolonged period of residents anticipating things would remain the same. However, on a positive note, concern about the omicron variant continues to decline.

Three in four residents carried through with their holiday plans uninterrupted. Weather and flight cancellations were more common disruptions for families than COVID-19 infections.

Opinions on the return to school following Christmas holidays are divided among those with school-aged kids.