Life after lockdown

As millions of people are now being vaccinated against Covid-19 in the UK, our research team have started to ponder about what life will look like post-pandemic. To get other peoples' take on the future, we reached out to 2,000 adults, asking if and how they'll do things differently.

Interestingly, 8 in 10 of our interviewees said that they won't share items with other people, and 73% reported that they'll continue to maintain a social distance from people they don't know. Plus, 19% concluded that they won't chat to someone in close proximity, a fifth won't shake someone's hand and 18% will avoid sitting next to others on public transport.

With these discoveries in mind, we have created a quiz to help you work out if you're already an expert at social distancing, or haven't mastered it just yet.

The top 50 things Brits won't do after lockdown

  1. Use someone else's lip balm
  2. Sneaking a bite of someone else's sandwich
  3. Using store make-up samples
  4. Snog a stranger on a night out
  5. Borrow a swimming costume from someone else
  6. Using someone else's makeup
  7. Stand close to people at the bar or in a queue
  8. Leave the house without hand sanitiser
  9. Share a pack of crisps in a pub
  10. Use someone else's deodorant
  11. Get someone to check if your breath smells
  12. Go to a buffet-style restaurant
  13. Hold the handrail on an escalator
  14. Hold onto public transport e.g. the bus/tube handles/pole
  15. Shake someone's hand
  16. Borrow gloves from someone else
  17. Drink from mugs/glasses in work
  18. Chat in close proximity to someone in a club
  19. Sit next to someone on public transport
  20. Use office cutlery
  21. Try on someone else's glasses to see what they look like
  22. Share clothes with a friend
  23. Use your fingertips to push pelican crossing buttons
  24. Use gym equipment after someone else
  25. High five someone
  1. Use someone else's nail varnish
  2. Share takeaway food dishes with others
  3. Let someone else pack your shopping in the bags at the supermarket
  4. Go to a live sporting event
  5. Use a public toilet
  6. Sit on a train without sanitizing the area
  7. Hot-desk at work
  8. Partake in free food giveaways at work
  9. Use someone else's pen
  10. Try on sunglasses in a shop
  11. Take part in an office 'tea round'
  12. Use your fingertips to operate cashpoints
  13. Pay for things with cash
  14. Check your hair in someone's sunglasses reflection
  15. Use a swing at a park
  16. Buy something from a charity shop
  17. Go back to the office at all
  18. Accept a cup of tea from someone else
  19. Go to shopping centres
  20. Sit in the back seat of a car next to someone
  21. Sleep over at someone else's house
  22. Having a slice of birthday cake at a party
  23. Sample someone else's baking
  24. Pose for a group photo
  25. Use a toilet at someone else's house
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