A staggering 26% of Brits would be happy with the permanent closing of all nightclubs, a new poll has revealed.
The poll carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of The Economist asked respondents a series of questions on lockdown easing and the potential continuation of some restrictions past July 19.
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One of the questions was whether or not respondents would support the permanent closure of "nightclubs and casinos."
46% said they would be happy for closures to continue "for a month after July 19," 42% supported it until "COVID was under control globally" and 26% said they would want clubs to stay shut "permanently, regardless of COVID-19."
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Another question asked the public if they would like to see a 10:PM curfew put in place similar to during the winter tier system - 29% had said "for a month after July 19," 27% agreed "until COVID is under control globally" and 19% "permanently, regardless of COVID-19."
There have been calls from industry leaders to approach the July 19 opening with caution as COVID numbers increase in England, with 27,847 new cases reported on July 8 and a 7-day average of 23,664.
[Via: The Economist]
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