We asked 1583 mature workers (45+yrs) about their COVID-19 work experiences. Our preliminary findings suggest that:

  • Unemployed workers felt they had the greatest risk of contracting COVID-19; and
  • Employed workers have higher self rated health than retired and unemployed workers.

Conversely, better health was significantly associated with Work Engagement and Relational Work Design. While we cannot establish causality, a correlation could suggest that good engagement and relationships at work play an important protective role for mature individuals during the pandemic.