ONS Statistics show 76% support for current COVID-19 restrictions

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has conducted a nationwide survey asking how easy people thought it was to understand and adhere to current COVID-19 restrictions.

The survey was conducted by the ONS after England started its second national lockdown, those in Wales were on a “firebreak” national lockdown, and those in Scotland were under “local protection levels”.

It was found that 76% of adults in Great Britain strongly supported or tended to support the current lockdown measures where they live. Levels of support appeared to vary slightly across each of the three countries: 76% of adults in England, 84% in Wales and 80% in Scotland.

The report comes a day after figures were release that show Wirral’s overall infection rate has continued to fall, though 9 areas within the Borough of Wirral show an increase in infection rate.

Around 6 in 10 (63%) adults in Great Britain reported finding it very easy or easy to understand the current lockdown measures where they live. Further, around 7 in 10 (68%) adults reported finding it very easy or easy to follow the current lockdown measures where they live.

There was little difference in how easy different age groups found it to understand the current lockdown measures. However, a lower percentage of those aged 16 to 29 years (62%) reported finding it very easy or easy to follow the current lockdown measures than those aged 70 years and over (74%).

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