The UK public is so desperate for schools to re-open that nearly two-thirds are willing to hand their Covid-19 vaccine to a teacher.
With the debate about schools reaching fever pitch amid concern for children’s mental health, digital pollsters Findoutnow.co.uk asked more than 5,000 people “Would you be willing to delay your Covid-19 vaccine so that a teacher/school staff can be vaccinated earlier?”
More than 63% say Yes. That figure rises to above 74% among 35-44 year-olds.
Moreover, 44% of those who said yes would be willing to put back their vaccine by six months or more so teachers and other school staff can get a jab.
Another Find Out Now poll conducted on Monday the 25th showed that 73% believe teachers and support staff should be vaccinated before primary schools can reopen.
Today Boris Johnson told Parliament that schools won’t re-open until March 8 at the earliest.
About the survey
The survey of 6,629 members of Pick My Postcode was conducted on Tuesday 26th of January. Find Out Now adjusted the results to get a nationally representative sub-sample of 2,000 within +/-1% of ONS quotas for Age, Gender, Region, socio-economic group and past voting using machine learning.
For further information, or to request a poll or survey, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.