Half of Brits Think We Will Be Locked Down Again This Year, According to New Survey

More than half of Brits believe that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, according to a new survey. Despite this, 49% of this survey’s respondents also say they believe there will be further lockdowns. The Telegraph has the story.

The survey, by Savanta ComRes, found that 49% believe there will be further lockdowns, with 74% concerned about another virus wave this winter. Fears are highest amongst those aged over 55, at 78%.

While over half – 55% – think the worst of Covid is behind us, 19% believe the worst is yet to come.

Chris Hopkins, of Savanta ComRes, said: “While it may feel to many that the U.K. is out of the woods with coronavirus, there is still an underlying feeling – or perhaps fear – among the public that there are more restrictions, including lockdowns, to come.

“That, coupled with a small but significant proportion who feel that the worst of the pandemic is still ahead of us, shows that trust in the vaccine roll-out may still be undermined if the U.K. enters further restrictions during a winter that will be inevitably challenging for the NHS.” …

Of the 2,103 U.K. adults interviewed online by Savanta ComRes between October 8th to 10th, three in 10 said another lockdown would show that the vaccine roll-out had been a failure. But three in five believe a firebreak lockdown would be effective at relieving pressure on the NHS.

While half of U.K. adults expect there to be further lockdowns in 2021, 33% think there will be no further restrictions.

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