Strong ‘firebreak’ support in Wales but rejection of non essential goods ban

The Welsh lockdown has the strong support of the Welsh public, with 63% to 23% backing the closure of all non-essential retail, leisure, hospitality and tourism businesses including restaurants and pubs.



However, the controversial move to ban supermarkets from selling non essential items like clothes is rejected by 49% to 33%.


But other parts of the restrictions are supported strongly. The closing of community centres, libraries and recycling centres is supported by 51% to 31%, and the restrictions on gatherings of people you do not live with (apart from adults living alone and single parents) has the backing of the Welsh public by 70% to 16%.


Survation polled 1,039 people, living in Wales, aged 16+, online, 23 October to 28 October 2020

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