Lower than half of UK adults are respecting social distancing measures once they meet up
Lower than half of adults spending time with household and mates are totally respecting social distancing measures once they meet up, a survey suggests.
Nearly three-quarters of adults polled by the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS) stated that they had socialised with others over the past seven days, with 50% welcoming household or mates into their properties.
Of the 1,150 individuals who reported socialising, 47% stated that they had all the time maintained social distancing, with this proportion rising to 70% of these aged 70 and over.
Three in 10 (31%) stated they usually adopted the measures, 13% stated they generally did, whereas 8% stated they hardly ever or by no means adopted social distancing.
Greater than 1 / 4 (26%) stated that they had met up with between 5 to 10 individuals, whereas 6% stated the group was bigger than 10.
It comes as individuals from completely different households in Higher Manchester, components of east Lancashire and West Yorkshire had been banned from assembly up with one another of their properties or gardens.
Well being Secretary Matt Hancock stated “households gathering and never abiding by the social distancing guidelines” was a motive for the stricter guidelines, introduced late on Thursday night time.
The ONS analysed responses from 1,564 individuals in Britain between July 22 and 26 about their actions over the previous week as a part of its Opinions and Life-style Survey.
It additionally discovered that 63% of respondents strongly help focused lockdown measures to cease the rise of coronavirus in native areas, whereas 1 / 4 stated they have a tendency to help this.
And 57% of respondents help the necessary sporting of face coverings in retailers and supermarkets.
Folks in Scotland and the over 70s had been more than likely to strongly help the measure.
Greater than eight in 10 adults who left their properties within the seven days previous to the survey stated that they had worn a face protecting, up from 71% the earlier week.
Of those that had been procuring this week, over three-quarters (76%) stated that they had worn a face protecting.