UK lockdown TOO successful as public now too scared to leave house - poll

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country has passed the peak of the disease and promised to set out plans to loosen restrictions next week. But 61 percent of Britons admit they would be uncomfortable using public transport or going to a pub or restaurant. That rose to 67 percent for mass events, such as sporting fixtures or concerts, an Ipsos Mori study found.

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Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter, of Cambridge University, said the stay at home message may have worked too well.

"Maybe our whole campaign has been, if anything, slightly too successful,” he said.

Mr Johnson has said he will set out a "road map" for easing lockdown with a "menu of options" dependent on the spread of the disease.

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Downing Street said clear new slogans would be developed for each change made to the restrictions.

Construction bosses have been told the industry can largely restart because most of the work happens outside.

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