Over a quarter of Brits believe it will take more than 12 months before for their lives return to normal, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The data details perceptions of the future following the Covid-19 outbreak among people living in Britain aged 16 and above.
As of October 2020, only 2 per cent of Brits believe their lives will return to normal in three months or less.
Meanwhile, 8 per cent of people believe their lives will never be normal again.
The ONS data shows that perceptions of returning to normality vary only slightly among males and females, and those with and without any specific health condition.
On the issue of household financial positions, more than a quarter of Brits believe they will be made worse off over the next 12 months.
While 56 per cent believe their household’s financial position will stay the same, just 3 per cent believe it will get a lot better.
This figure drops to zero when only people aged 70 or above are considered.