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Three quarters of Welsh nightclub-goers in no hurry to return as England celebrates ‘freedom day’

19 Jul 2021 2 minutes Read
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Three-quarters of Welsh nightclub-goers are in no hurry to return as England celebrates ‘freedom day’ today, a YouGov poll has shown.

According to the poll, 77% of people in Wales who used to frequent nightclubs would feel ‘uncomfortable’ or ‘very uncomfortable’ returning.

Figures are similar for England where the changes are going ahead, with 73% saying they were ‘uncomfortable’ or ‘very uncomfortable’ with the move.

While Covid rules in England on mask-wearing and social distancing change in England today, they are not changing in Wales.

Nightclubs opened in England today but are not due to open in Wales until 7 August, if Covid cases remain low and the relationship between Covid cases and hospitalization and death continues to be weakened by the vaccine.

The YouGov poll also suggests that it will take more than lifting restrictions to get the hospitality economy fully on track, with the public showing a marked reluctance to return to pre-pandemic life while Covid is still circulating.

41% in Wales who used to go to pubs felt uncomfortable returning, with 30% who went to restaurants and 46% who went to cinemas feeling the same.

YouGov said that the poll showed that coronavirus risks still made many wary of engaging in pre-pandemic activities.

“Many English people don’t feel comfortable with their soon found freedoms,” data journalist Eir Nolsoe said.


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Bruce
Bruce
10 months ago

Is this the same Yougov that lumped Wales in with the Midlands?

Quornby
Quornby
10 months ago
Reply to  Bruce

More than likely.

Chris
Chris
10 months ago

I’ve been to a restaurant with a high level of precautions applied. It was great.
Also been to a cafe with seemingly no precautions beyond “wear a mask when you are not at your table”, which was ignored by most of the elderly and the usual “anti-woke” warriors.
I would go again to the restaurant. Probably gonna avoid the cafe for a while.

Pleased that the majority of the Cymry have a sensible view on this

Bruce
Bruce
10 months ago

And of course you’re not one of these compliant sheep. In other news we could be heading for 200,000 infections PER DAY (UK wide). If we were to assume that ‘only’ 0.125% of those die that is still 250 a day (1,750 per week. 91,000 per year – yes I know it doesn’t necessarily work out like that but those stark figures should show you just how serious this could get). And just because younger people are less likely to die does not mean they can’t suffer long-term effects (long Covid), the long-term implications of which we haven’t even started… Read more »

Chris
Chris
10 months ago

Another entertaining tantrum from Mark Vested-Interest, raging against the reality that his callous, opportunistic brand of politics was roundly rejected by the electorate of Cymru. Despite his willingness to gamble OTHER people’s health for HIS ideological (IE financial) aspirations, the people of this land are less concerned about his wealth and status and instead prefer to follow the measured progress back to normality which has clearly been shunned by the circus over the border. So he tries to goad us into rash action by insulting us. But abuse away Marky Mark. Your impotent diatribes are absolutely hilarious. You are no… Read more »

Quornby
Quornby
10 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Quite….. every forum needs a jester.

Chris
Chris
10 months ago

Has Mark Vested-Interest had his diatribe pulled? I was enjoying that!

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