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Coronavirus lockdown rules finally getting through to public, poll finds

2020欧洲杯小组赛赛程 Exclusive survey has found that 79 per cent of British adults are following 'all or most' of Boris Johnson's new lockdown rules

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Almost four in five people are following the government's latest advice on coronavirus, a poll has found.

The exclusive Savanta survey for The Telegraph found that 79 per cent of British adults are following "all or most" of Boris Johnson's new lockdown rules.

The Prime Minister was forced to introduce tougher measures, ordering the public to stay indoors on Monday night after data revealed that not enough people were following social distancing guidance.

Scientists and medical experts have said all along that the guidance will only stop the spread of Covd-19 and relieve pressure on the NHS if at least 75 per cent of the population complies.

2020欧洲杯小组赛赛程The latest polling figures show more people are now obeying the rules than ever – up from 71 per cent two days ago and just 58 per cent last Wednesday. 

The survey also found a steady rise in those saying they were following the government's advice "entirely", up from 17 per cent last Wednesday, to 28 per cent on Sunday, to 36 per cent on Tuesday. 

More than half the population – 52 per cent – said they watched Mr Johnson's grave televised address2020欧洲杯小组赛赛程 from Downing Street on Monday night, with a further 18 per cent saying that they watched it on catch-up.

2020欧洲杯小组赛赛程This is by far the largest number to say they watched his address so far – the previous high was 44 per cent  live and 22 per cent on catch-up last week.

The unprecedented public statement also appeared to calm fears about coronavirus, with 51 per cent saying they were worried about the disease on Tuesday compared to 56 per cent the day before. 

Mr Johnson's approval rating also shot up from 32 per cent before he made the prime time TV appearance to 45 per cent once he had ordered the lockdown.  His approval rating stood at just 16 per cent when Savanta started tracking two weeks ago.

2020欧洲杯小组赛赛程The Government’s approval rating is also up to 51 per cent, thought to be the highest it has been since Savanta began polling on reactions to its handling of the crisis. 

2020欧洲杯小组赛赛程Savanta’s Chris Hopkins said: "Boris Johnson's prime time address to the nation on Monday night appears to have had a significant impact on the public, both in terms of his own personal approval and the changing behaviours displayed in our tracker. 

"While the PM's individual approval, and that of his Government, are at their highest levels since we started tracking the response to the outbreak, so too is the public's self-declared propensity to follow the government’s advice."

The number of people reporting that they are working from home rose to 44 per cent on Tuesday – but still around a third of adults (30 per cent) say their work requires them to attend their regular place of employment.