Working from home and travelling less are two lockdown behaviours that are likely to remain with us after the Covid pandemic has ended. This is according to a BBC/King’s College poll which was carried out by Ipsos MORI.
The study suggest that regulations introduced to control the spread of coronavirus may have a lasting impact on our future habits. According to BBC News:
Almost a third of workers (32%) say they anticipate working from home more and doing more of their shopping locally (31%). A quarter of commuters (23%) say they will do less travelling to work than they used to, rising to almost a third (31%) in London.
In the English capital, for example, a reduction of a third in the numbers making the daily trek into central London would be a major hit to the hospitality and other service sectors that rely on commuters.
The BBC claims that a number of “big employers” have said that they expect to see a significant reduction in the numbers of people coming into the office.
27 per cent of respondents said they expected to do far less flying after the pandemic.
On people’s overall wellbeing, the survey suggests a quarter of the population (24%) had a “much worse” year than average, and two-thirds of people overall (65%) said it was “worse” than usual.
This was never about a virus. At it’s simplest, it’s classic Problem, Reaction, Solution. The virus was the excuse to create the long-planned “New Normal.” The Great Reset is not a conspiracy theory. It is a conspiracy fact.