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Over half in Wales expect new Covid restrictions – and nine in ten would support them if deaths rise

28 Aug 2021 2 minutes Read
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Over half the people of Wales expect Covid restrictions to be reintroduced at some point in the next six months, and almost nine in ten said it should happen in deaths began increasing again.

According to research by Public Health Wales, 54% believed that we will see other restrictions such as social distancing and pub closures brought back in Wales over Autumn or Winter.

Furthermore, 87% thought restrictions should be tightened if deaths began to increase again. 86% said restrictions should be brought back if hospitalisations increased, and 75% if cases rose.

The survey comes as the case rate in Wales has risen to 334.1 cases per 100,000. Hospital admissions are also rising but they remain at about 20% of the level they were at during the second wave.

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Every two weeks, Public Health Wales conducts interviews with hundreds of people aged 18 or over across Wales, to understand how Coronavirus and the measures being used to prevent its spread are affecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of people in Wales.

The latest Novel Coronavirus public engagement survey report from Public Health Wales covers the period of 16th to 23rd August 2021, when 620 people were surveyed.

The survey also showed that one in five – 21% – in Wales knew someone who had died of Covid-19.

77% supported the continued requirement for face coverings in shops and other indoor public places in Wales, while only 18% did not.

89% of all participants that had had two coronavirus vaccine doses said they would want a booster vaccination if they were offered one.


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Quornby
Quornby
10 months ago

Apart from our resident idiot who are the 1%
So I can ban them from the shop?

defaid
defaid
10 months ago

Your source, please, for both the sampling technique and the actual demoraphic interviewed in this most recent survey.

Mark Rhydderch-Roberts
Mark Rhydderch-Roberts
10 months ago
Reply to  defaid

Living in the Welsh Marxist dystopia full of chippy Labour voting pedants – that’s the source

Barry Pandy
Barry Pandy
10 months ago

Oh dear Mark, still deluding yourself that anything to the left of Hitler is Marxist. The Welsh government is not Marxist, now grow up.

Vaughan
Vaughan
10 months ago

LoL!

Brian Coman
Brian Coman
10 months ago

Anything :positive from the Welsh Government would be refreshing….
there has been a terrible outbreak of fear in Wales…the wearing of masks breeds fear and dread….and some people have had enough of not being treated like adults……..

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