For many people who inadvertently grew a mullet, endured a DIY haircut or built a makeshift bar in their garden out of desperation for a pint, the opening of hairdressers, pubs and large parts of the UK economy would have been sweet relief. 

But with a wide range of attitudes to coronavirus existing, are the concerns of British people lessening  as the economy opens up?

Yes, according to this new data from Maru/Blue’s ‘The UK During Covid-19’ tracker, a tool based on a 1,000-strong representative sample that gauges how Brits are feeling, thinking and behaving during the pandemic.

Key highlights from this latest data include:

– Ongoing challenging market conditions for the travel and tourism industry as the vast majority of Brits plan for a staycation

– Falling levels of ‘implicit concern’ across all factors

– Continuing high concern for ‘the economy’, ‘government’ effectiveness’ and ‘health’ that is highly likely to influence behaviour.