The majority of Britons are in favor of continuing some restrictions


Two-thirds of Britons believe at least some restrictions on COVID-19 should continue after July 19, when British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to lift them in Britain, according to a poll released yesterday, Thursday. , in public.

Sixty-six percent of those polled by Kantar Public want some, most or all of the restrictions to remain in place, and 60 percent believe that everyone should continue to wear masks in stores and on public transportation.

Johnson has said that people in England should rely on their own judgment as to whether or not to wear a mask after July 19th.

However, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said masks should be used in the capital’s public transport system and the Scottish government announced on Tuesday that the use of masks would remain mandatory after all other rules were lifted on 9 August in this part of the UK. .

The Kantar poll also showed that 29% of respondents agree that Britain should learn to live with COVID-19 without any restrictions.

In terms of the economy, this survey showed that today there is the highest level of job security since the pandemic broke out, with 21% of those working saying that they feel more secure at work than before from one year. The percentage of those who feel insecure about maintaining their job, also 21%, is the lowest since September 2019.

Also one in four said their economies have shrunk since the new coronavirus pandemic began, while 41% said they have remained at the same level and 20% that they have increased.

Of those who saved more money, 11% plan to spend it all by the end of the year, while 63% say they will spend some or none of it this year.

The Bank of England is closely monitoring how much of the extra savings that consumers have accumulated during the lockdowns is being spent, as the central bank is assessing whether to relax its huge stimulus program.

The Kantar poll was conducted online on a sample of 1,057 people between July 7th and 12th.


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