Essential Report

New Covid-19 restrictions

Mar 31, 2020

Q. You may be aware, on Tuesday 24 March Scott Morrison announced that from midnight Wednesday 25 March new restrictions will apply to a range of services including funerals, weddings, open houses, auctions, galleries and libraries. Although some states have decided to bring school holidays forward, Scott Morrison’s announcement said that schools should stay open.

Which of the following best describes how you feel about these new restrictions to reduce the spread of Covid-19?

    Gender Age Group
Total Male Female 18-34 35-54 55+
The new restrictions go too far 10% 13% 7% 12% 11% 6%
The new restrictions are just right 54% 55% 53% 56% 49% 56%
The new restrictions don’t go far enough 36% 32% 40% 32% 39% 38%
Base (n) 1,086 539 547 341 362 383


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