Frustration is rising as clampdowns spread across UK: are we in grip of Covid fatigue?

A sense of unfairness has dented public confidence and compliance with fast-changing restrictions

As the people of Sheffield prepared to join Greater Manchester and the Liverpool city region in the premier league of Covid-19 restrictions – tier 3 – there were widely differing views on whether the tough new rules about to be imposed from London were welcome, or would even work. On the streets and in the city’s pubs last Thursday evening there was, however, one commonly held opinion – compliance would be some way short of total.

“During the first part of lockdown I abided by the rules very strictly,” said Phillip, a 47-year-old gas engineer, as he waited for a pork wrap outside the Greedy Greek Deli. “We still are doing that, but it’s wearing thin. I think the economy and life still has to go on. But then it’s a balancing act with the NHS and the beds.”

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Frustration is rising as clampdowns spread across UK: are we in grip of Covid fatigue? ———