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More than a quarter of parents are undecided if their adult children will attend university in September, according to a study focusing on the impact of Covid-19.

Eight to 10pc of households reported much more tension than normal at home and around 58pc of respondents reported feeling more anxious.

Most are worried about contracting the virus (70pc); 35pc about other health problems; 34pc about the relaxation of restrictions; 25pc for their finances or business; 31pc about working from home; and 29pc about their child's schooling.