Performers from Zippo’s Circus wait for Covid vaccinations in north London (Image: Alamy Live News.)
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Mirror readers have had their say on whether or not the Government is right delay the lifting of lockdown restrictions on Monday, June 21.
No 10 is reviewing whether it's planned Freedom Day on June 21 – which would have seen all remaining coronavirus restrictions lifted – should be pushed back by at least four weeks.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to speak to the nation at 6pm today to lay out the latest in his roadmap which he says he wants to be "irreversible".
Almost 5,000 Mirror readers voted in the surveys on whether the restrictions should be lifted and whether face masks should stay more permanently.
People out and about in Blackburn town centre, Lancashire
(Image: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror)
They were asked a range of questions on what the government should do, how long they should delay lockdown easing for and if you have seen people wearing face masks while out shopping.
Almost two thirds of those who replied said they thought restrictions should not be completely lifted on Monday, June 21.
Just 38 per cent said it was the right date to get back to normal with the remaining 62 per cent saying Boris should wait longer.
When asked whether they were concerned about the Delta variant – similar numbers replied with 63 per cent saying they were and 37 per cent saying they were not.
Those surveyed were also asked what they think the government should do.
Around 37 per cent said the the Prime Minister should stick with lifting restrictions on June 21, 33 per cent said he should delay for a month, while 30 per sent said restrictions should only be lifted when 70 per cent of the country had received two doses of the vaccine.
People wearing masks in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
(Image: Alamy Live News.)
When asked about mask wearing half of those who replied said they thought we should stop completely on Monday, June 21.
Although 25 per cent said we should keep wearing them for another few weeks or months, and a further 25 per cent said we should carry on wearing them for the foreseeable future.
What do you think should happen? Join the debate below