With the UK attempting to get back into its everyday routine of social interactions following the pandemic, it seems as though some aren’t ready to get back into social scenarios. A survey published by YouGov has found that as many as 1 out of 3 Brits are choosing to avoid social contact altogether. A poll asking whether people of all ages were willing to socialise as restrictions continue ease got a whopping 33% of people responding that they did not plan on seeing friends and family at all.
Only 9% said they would see or interact with friends more than twice a week. 15% of 18 to 24 year olds were willing to meet up with friends or family, with hesitancy reaching high amongst 25 to 49 year olds at 32%. 50 to 64 year olds were the most likely to avoid socialising at 42%, despite having received full vaccination. The survey, it should be noted, also comes during a time where experts are warning of a possible third COVID-19 wave due to the Delta variant.
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