As lockdown measures start to ease, the country is looking ahead to the first things they’ll do when the restrictions on day-to-day life are fully lifted.
New research* from personal finance experts at money.co.uk reveals that over a third of Brits (35%) have prioritised seeing their family, as the time away from parents, grandparents and siblings takes its toll.
As a nation of foodies, nearly a fifth (19%) say that the first thing they’ll do is go to their favourite restaurant, pub, cafe or McDonald’s.
Socialising is also high on the list, with 11% wanting to hang out with their friends or go to a BBQ or party.
For some Brits, reversing the effects of lockdown baking and “stay at home haircuts” is their top priority, with one in 10 (10%) saying they will go to the gym or the beauty salon.
Salman Haqqi, personal finance expert at money.co.uk said: “While lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease, it could be weeks, if not months, before we really see our lives turn back to some form of normality. When that time does come many will want to see loved ones, go back to work and simply grab a burger or pint.
“Until lockdown is fully lifted,we have has created a lockdown ideas guide to help keep people entertained, whether they are having to take annual leave during lockdown or just need some new ideas for things to do at home.”
The personal finance experts at money.co.uk have launched a dedicated coronavirus hub to support people worried about their finances during the crisis; https://www.money.co.uk/guides/coronavirus
Note to editors
* Money.co.uk survey for 2000 UK adults April 2020
money.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading comparison websites for financial services. We help consumers compare mortgages, loans, credit cards, bank accounts and insurance from more than 200 providers.
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Salman is our personal finance editor with over 10 years’ experience as a journalist. He has previously written for Finder and regularly provides his expert view on financial and consumer spending issues for local and national press.