Coronavirus: it turned out that the people of Budapest would relax

It seems divisive among the capitals to think about a possible reopening, a deliberate change in epidemic rules: a slight majority on the opening party and a slightly lower proportion of opponents, according to a representative of the Publicus Institute’s European Parliament Committee on Tourism. The terraces of restaurants, on the other hand, would already be opened in some form by three-quarters of those surveyed, while 82 per cent would be open-minded in the case of outdoor spaces.

The Publicus Institute, on behalf of the Head of the European Parliament’s Committee on Tourism, interviewed 1138 people between 26 and 28 January. in opinion polls examined the opinions of the residents of the capital about a possible reopening, a deliberate change in the epidemiological rules.

The survey found that almost all respondents had heard that more and more restaurants, gyms, and places doomed to close due to the epidemic were dissatisfied with the closure and were considering opening it, in fact, some would do so under penalty.

54 percent of those surveyed believe the situation is better now and could start allowing these places to open, adhering to mask-wearing and distance-keeping rules. At the same time, although 45 percent of respondents understand that the situation is causing difficulties for many, they do not think it is time to open up because of the epidemic.

Breaking line between ages

While the younger age groups would relax the rules, the majority of the older ones are more in favor of full closure. According to 68 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 29, and 72 percent of those between the ages of 30 and 44, opening the aforementioned places should now be allowed, subject to mask wearing and keeping rules.

Every second between the ages of 45 and 59 (51 per cent) and six out of ten (62 per cent) are over the age of 60, although they understand that many people have difficulty with the situation, but the time has not yet come to open. Similarly, while 63 percent of the active age group are in favor of opening, 62 percent of retirees still support closing.

60 per cent of graduates and 63 per cent of skilled workers believe that the situation is now better and could start allowing these places to be opened in compliance with various anti-epidemic rules. Half of graduates (48 per cent) and a majority of up to 8 general graduates (55 per cent) say the time has not yet come to relax the strict rules.

Where should it open?

In the case of restaurants and terraces, according to almost a quarter of the respondents (23 percent), it is not yet time to open and relax the rules, but three-quarters (75 percent) are already on the side of opening in some form.

Two out of ten respondents (20 per cent) said the correct procedure for opening restaurants would be to open the terraces. Thirty-six percent of those surveyed believe that either a maximum capacity of one-third (18 percent) or a maximum capacity of 50 percent (18 percent) could already be used to open enclosed spaces (subject to mask wearing and distance rules).

Those who say that closed spaces could be opened at essentially full capacity while complying with anti-epidemic rules account for nearly a fifth of those surveyed.

In the case of outdoor venues such as a skating rink, zoo or game park, 82 per cent of those surveyed are on the party of considered opening, with only 17 per cent considering the total closure currently in place to be justified. Of course, the opening can only be imagined by following the rules of mask wearing and keeping away.

Restaurant attendance has declined everywhere in the world

The austerity measures introduced because of the pandemic have had a similar effect in many countries around the world in the sense that people eat less often in restaurants and shop online more often than before the epidemic. The Ipsos also recently published, an online survey of 28 countries summarizing the responses of 20,000 adults showed that vworldwide, 63 percent of people are less likely to visit small and locally owned restaurants than before the pandemic. However, a more diverse picture emerges between regions and countries.

The largest declines were in Latin America (79 percent) and North America (68 percent) in personal visits to small or locally owned restaurants, while in the Asia-Pacific region, the rate was only 54 percent.

Meals in local restaurants compared to the countries studied in Hungary one has fallen the least, but it is still very significant. According to Ipsos, the decrease in restaurant attendance in Hungary was 48 percent, which is the second lowest rate after Japan (44 percent). In contrast, Chile, Peru, Mexico and Argentina are in the lead with rates above 80 percent. The global average is 63 percent.

Source: Ipsos

Rather, they are assigned to a house or takeaway

At the same time, however, the rate of food delivery and home delivery increased: vworldwide, more than a fifth of consumers report eating more frequently requested and taken home food from locally owned restaurants. Forty-five percent of those surveyed said they would continue their pre-pandemic practice in the current situation.

Among the individual countries, Ipsos highlights Japan, where the proportion was the highest (72 percent), who, continuing their pre-epidemic practice, asked for takeaway or home-ordered food from a restaurant. According to Ipsos, this ratio became the second highest in Hungary with 61 percent. Both rates are well above the 45 percent global average.


Source: Napi.hu by www.napi.hu.

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