What Echo readers think of Lockdown 3 restrictions as tougher measures not ruled out
As Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he cannot rule out tougher measures being introduced during Lockdown 3, we asked Echo readers what they thought of the current restrictions in force across England.
The third national lockdown was announced by Mr Johnson on Monday, January 4 with families once again instructed to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives, leaving the house only for essential reasons.
These include travelling to work when you cannot work from home, to shop for food and essential items and for outdoor exercise once a day.
Scotland has toughened its restrictions to include reducing click and collect services to only those deemed essential from Saturday, January 16.
The Prime Minister said he would not rule out imposing stricter rules in England, if required.
Richard Payne: “Lockdowns are supposed to be a one-off last resort measure, not become a way of life.”
William Liddle: “I don’t understand people who say lockdown doesn’t work when a good proportion of people don’t abide by the rules of lockdown.”
Jim Tansey: “Lockdowns aren't the problem. It's the people.”
Colin Davison: “No, the irresponsible people who break the rules now would continue to break the stricter rules and the only ones effected would be us.”
Susan Moor: “Yep as people can't stick to the rules now, so rules need to be absolute and beyond misinterpretation.”
Alison Jane Tribe: “Definitely, still far too many cars on the roads, far too many people doing shopping at any one time, supposed to be a lockdown the supermarkets are just over-crowded.”
Mick Hinder: “Why not just wait till next week and look at the figures. Then we can see whether the recent lockdown measure are working or whether they need tightening further.”
Rebecca Frost: “Yes definitely. We can't go on as say Tier 3 or even 2 forever. We need to get the numbers as low as possible and as quickly as possible to reduce the damage to the economy.”
Nina Pearson: “Yes needs to be as strict as Lockdown 1.”