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A survey has revealed that haircuts are top of the list for Scousers after lockdown

04/06/2020

A survey has revealed that across Liverpool people are more desperate to get their hair cut than anything else post lockdown.

The survey, conducted among local residents, reveals attitudes towards the further lifting of lockdown restrictions. And in Liverpool people are most looking forward to getting their hair cut or salon treatments done. Four in ten are more desperate to visit their local hairdresser, barber or beauty salon than anything else.
A quarter of people will use public transport to get to their favourite venue when it opens. Whilst many will walk or bike, another quarter will drive and not drink. The majority of the remainder – nearly one third – said they felt comfortable using a black cab because of the partition between the driver and passenger. Respondents said the ferry felt safe compared to buses and trains.

The survey, which more than 220 Liverpool residents answered, was conducted by Liverpool-based firm ComCab.  It also reveals that bars and cafes being shut is actually frustrating people more than workplace disruption and schools not being fully operational.  One in five wrongly thought taxi drivers had stopped working 24 hours a day and overall 30% of people say that travelling doesn’t feel safe.

Comcab Liverpool are still operating with full social distancing measures in place to ensure passenger safety

When it comes to shopping one in ten will be happy to go just to browse, but nearly half hadn’t made their minds up about their shopping habits. A small number revealed they’d stay put at home whilst a third confirmed they will only go out when it’s essential. Only one in ten found social distancing inconvenient.

Claire Langrell from ComCab Liverpool says:

“We know Liverpool spends more per capita on looking good than most other major UK cities.  We also learnt that people aren’t keen to use buses and trains but will be rushing to their local salon. Only ten percent of people cited social distancing as being inconvenient. Black cabs still have a major role to play in moving people round the city. The statistics tell us people feel safe because of their purpose-built design.”

Full list of results from the survey:

When allowed which are you most looking forward to:
 
Barbers and salons reopening 39%
Visiting bar/restaurant 30%
Neither 31%
 
Socialising after the lockdown will you:
 
Use a black cab 13%
Private hire cab 7%
Not drink and drive my car 20%
Walk or bike more 35%
Use public transport as normal 25%
 
Which is frustrating you most:
 
Pubs/cafes being shut 54%
Workplace disruption 28%
Schools being closed 18%
 
Did you know you can still call for a cab 24/7:
 
No 22%
Yes 78%
 
If I stay home it’s because:
 
I appreciate what I have more 40%
Travelling does not feel safe 33%
Social distancing is inconvenient 11%
Doesn’t apply to me 16%
 
What is your attitude towards easing lockdown for shops:
 
I don’t know 44%
I’ll only go when essential 37%
I’ll go just to browse 16%
I’ll stay put at home 3%
 
Which of these make you feel most comfortable:
Black cab 33%
Undecided 27%
Private hire taxi 12%
Mersey ferry 12%
Bus 7%
Train 5%
Aeroplane 4%
 
Does the partition in a black cab make you feel more comfortable travelling:
 
79% YES
21% NO 

What is top of your post lockdown list? Going the pub, eating out, haircut? Let us know on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or email info@theguideliverpool.com.

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