Christmas lockdown survey – tell us what you think should happen after December 2

Large gatherings indoor could lead to increased infections meaning extra days of lockdown could be needed to control the virus [file pic] (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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As England gets ready to emerge from its four-week Lockdown on Wednesday, December 2 – we want to know what Mirror readers think will happen when restrictions are lifted.

The Christmas Lockdown Survey ask for your opinions on what you are willing to sacrifice in order to spend some much-needed time with your loved ones, this festive period.

Would you give up your freedoms and be happy to go back into a month-long lockdown in January, if you could have Christmas lunch and watch the Queen's speech with those you love?

Or do you think it's better to skip the big get-togethers this year, opting for a quiet Christmas at home?

Lyndsey McDermott at her Christmas Shop, Tinsel & Tartan in Stirling
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Have your say by taking part in our survey

We also want to know what you would like to see happen after the current December 2 national lockdown in England comes to a close.

And we want to know what restrictions you would expect to be imposed where you live after the lockdown ends.

The scientist behind the original national lockdown has warned much of England will need to go back into Tier 2 or 3 measures even when the current restrictions end next month.

Professor Neil Ferguson, of Imperial College London, says the move would be needed to stop infection levels rebounding immediately and undoing any benefits from the second national lockdown.

Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson
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The epidemiologist, whose modelling led to the original lockdown in March, told the Guardian infection rates appear to be "plateauing" and may be starting to go down slowly.

"A halving of infection prevalence over the four weeks would be a positive result," he said.

Dubbed Professor Lockdown, Prof Ferguson said it was "too early" to tell how much of an impact the second national lockdown will have by December 2 but claimed the previous tier system had made a difference.

"We now have clear evidence that Tier 3 measures were working to bring down infection rates in some areas," he said.

People make their way along the High street in Winchester, as England during lockdown
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"Tier 2 was also having an impact, but a smaller one.

"The decision is a political one, but if we don't want to see infection levels rebound from December 3 my assessment is that measures between Tier 2 and Tier 3 will be necessary in the great majority of locations."

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