Over half UK adults feel the Government has not handled coronavirus pandemic well, according to survey

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10th September 2020 11:42 - Central Government

Over half UK adults feel the Government has not handled coronavirus pandemic well: A survey which was undertaken in July has found that more than half of UK adults (56%) feel the government has not handled the  coronavirus pandemic well - which is also a significant increase since May when the last poll was conducted (39%). 

The survey of 2,246 people for the Health Foundation found that just two-fifths (40%) feel like the handling of the situation has been 'just about right', which is also a sizeable fall from four months ago, when the same response was given by 58%. 

Half the respondents polled said they feel the government's measures have not gone far enough, up from 37%. 

More than three -quarters of respondents said that when it comes to public transport and wearing face masks, the guidance has been clear, but 54% believe that guidance around who you can meet up with and the number that is permitted is unclear. 

Dr Jennifer Dixon, the charity's chief executive, said: "Managing the pandemic is a complex and changing task, but this survey shows declining public confidence in how the government is handling the situation."

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