Have your say: How will you find it readjusting to post-pandemic life when lockdown is over?

Ross McGuinness
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A man wearing a protective face mask passes closed non-essential shops in central London, as England continues to ease coronavirus restrictions. Picture date: Tuesday April 6, 2021. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a battle over plans to introduce �vaccine passports� for people to demonstrate their Covid-19 status, using a smartphone app.
A man wearing a protective face mask passes shops in central London. (PA)

As UK lockdowns are easing and the daily death toll from coronavirus continues to fall, do you feel you are prepared for post-pandemic life?

On Monday, daily COVID-19 deaths dropped to single figures in the UK for the first time since before the second wave.

According to government figures, four people were confirmed to have died within 28 days of testing positive in the latest 24-hour period.

This was the first time daily deaths have been in single figures since 9 September.

Restrictions were eased in England at the beginning of last week with non-essential shops, gyms, swimming pools and libraries all reopening, while pubs and restaurants were allowed to serve customers outside.

A poll published last week by YouGov found that half of people in the UK think they will find it difficult to readjust to normal life after the pandemic.

The survey revealed that 49% of Britons said they will find it hard, compared to 42% who said it will be easy.

The main concerns for Britons were being around crowds of other people – 34% said this was a worry – and finding it difficult to socialise again (16%).

On Monday, the government said more than 10 million people in the UK have now received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The milestone means that more than 19% of all adults in the country have received both jabs, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds up a pint during a visit to The Mount Tavern public house and restaurant in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, on the local election campaign trail. Picture date: Monday April 19, 2021.
Prime minister Boris Johnson visited the Mount Tavern pub in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, on Monday. (PA)

Prime minister Boris Johnson said: “Vaccines offer us the best possible protection from the virus, so it is fantastic that 10 million people have now received their second dose.”

DHSC said that health services across the UK administered a total of 43,084,487 million vaccines between December 8 and April 18, including 32,932,448 people receiving their first dose.

Meanwhile, India was added to the UK’s travel “red list” on Monday in response to mounting concern about the number of cases there and the emergence of a variant.

It means that, from 4am on Friday, Britons returning from India will be forced to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days.

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