British Scared of Leaving Home, Even When Lockdown is Over

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Many Britons are uncomfortable with the idea of going out if their government lifts lockdowns on the new coronavirus this month.


A poll by Ipsos Mori shows that 60 percent are uncomfortable with the idea of visiting a pub, restaurant, sports game or getting on public transport again.

Going shopping or sending the children to school is ‘not done’ for 40 percent of the respondents. More than 30 percent don’t like going to work or meeting friends.

A large majority of surveyed British adhere to the lockdown measures because they do not want to get or spread the virus, not because the government has ordered it.

Cambridge University statistician David Spiegelhalter told BBC Radio that his research had shown the same.

He said it was understandable that the elderly are afraid to go outside, but added that younger people are significantly less at risk.

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