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People choosing to stay in despite no restrictions

Going out, out or staying in, in?

That’s the dilemma many people are facing this evening as Covid cases continue to rise.

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High Street, Rochester, may not be as busy tonight as many expect. Picture: Alex Watson

But with no restrictions on the events and everyone looking forward to the end of 2021, people will be keen to go out and celebrate.

In Kent and Medway in the seven days leading up to December 24, 24,737 people tested positive. This is up by more than 7,000 week-on-week.

Boris Johnson has said people can go out but should test before they do so, despite major issues for people getting hold of PCRs and lateral flows.

And it seems that many people are choosing to be cautious this year.

A survey by a food and drinks promoter found a staggering 82% were planning to stay indoors this New Year’s Eve in Medway and Gravesend.

Alex Watson, of New Openings Group, was surprised by the survey results

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