A third of people think daily life will be restricted for at least another year, figures show

A third of people think daily life will be restricted for at least another year, while 10% believe lockdowns will never end, figures show

  • The figures were collected in surveys by the Office for National Statistics
  • point to major disappointment after Boris Johnson’s ‘Freedom Day’
  • On that day, the ministers decided to offer new quarantines for travel to France
  • They warned about vaccination certificate rules for anyone who goes to a nightclub

Nearly a third of people now believe they will face limitations in daily life for at least another year, official figures showed yesterday.

And nearly one in ten believe there will never be an end to lockdowns and strict restrictions on going out – a record level since the start of the pandemic.

The figures gathered in surveys by the Office for National Statistics indicate a high degree of disappointment after Boris Johnson’s caution last Monday about what should have been ‘Freedom Day’.

Nearly a third of people now believe they will face limitations in daily life for at least another year, official figures showed yesterday (file photo)

And nearly one in ten believe there will never be an end to lockdowns and strict restrictions on going out - a record level since the start of the pandemic (file photo)

And nearly one in ten believe there will never be an end to lockdowns and strict restrictions on going out – a record level since the start of the pandemic (file photo)

Ministers offered new quarantines for travel to France and warned that rules will be introduced requiring vaccination certificates for anyone who goes to a nightclub.

The ONS surveys were conducted in the days up to Sunday 18 July.

The proportion of adults who thought life would not return to normal for more than a year rose from 28 percent last week to 32 percent.

And 9 percent believe life will never go back to normal, more than double the number they thought in May.

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