Four out of five Britons want lockdown to continue, suggests poll

More than four in five Britons are against lockdown being eased, a poll suggests.

As Prime Minister Boris Johnson sets out a “road map” for relaxing measures, many people don’t want schools, pubs and restaurants to re-open.

In an Opinium poll 2,000 adults were questioned about loosening restrictions – only 17% said they were happy to do so.

Nearly 80% said they were following the Government’s guidelines even though lockdown was into its sixth week.

The UK death toll has neared 28,500 – the second highest in Europe behind Italy.

The Government wants to avoid a second peak in coronavirus by lifting measures.

It has set itself five tests before deciding its next move.

They include a falling death rate, a lower rate of infection, and supplies of testing and personal protective equipment can meet demand.




About the Author

Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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