The No 1 reason people break Covid rules is those who run the country don't stick to them

Senior aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, arrives in Downing Street, London. A post-Brexit trade deal with the EU is hanging in the balance after Brussels demanded the UK abandon plans to override key elements of the Withdrawal Agreement. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)

The main reason people do not follow coronavirus restrictions is those who run the country don't stick to them, according to a new poll.

An Ipsos MORI study asked 1,067 adults aged 18-75 how convincing several arguments were against following restrictions.

In total 47% of people said they felt the lack of adherence to rules from authority figures contributed to people breaking them.

It came after officials continued to break regulations, with health secretary Matt Hancock being snapped without a mask in his chauffeur-driven car, which is against the rules and is punishable with a £200 fine.

The study asked how convincing several arguments were against following restrictions (Picture: Ipsos MORI)

No 10 chief adviser Dominic Cummings was also criticised after going on an infamous trip to from his London home to County Durham during lockdown.

Last month, former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was pictured at a dinner party with seven other guests in London that took place less than two weeks after rules on social gatherings of more than six people were banned.

Parliament was also forced into an embarrassing U-turn over-serving alcohol in its bars after 10pm.

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A member of flight crew walks past a sign directing people to a novel coronavirus Covid-19 testing site adjacent to Terminal 1 of Manchester Airport in Manchester, northern England on December 3, 2020. - Travel services firm Collinson are offering paid-for Covid tests at their airport locations in Manchester, East Midlands and London for passengers whose destination country require them. (Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
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Shoppers wearing face masks in Regent Street, London, after the second national lockdown ended and England has a strengthened tiered system of coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
Disposable surgical face masks are displayed for sale in a vending machine at Terminal 1 of Manchester Airport in Manchester, northern England on December 3, 2020. - Travel services firm Collinson are offering paid-for Covid tests at their airport locations in Manchester, East Midlands and London for passengers whose destination country require them. (Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
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CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 30, 2020 - A bar worker serves a mixture of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks at The Plymouth Arms pub in Cardiff as it is announced that pubs and restaurants will have to close from 6pm on Friday December 5 and will not be able to serve alcoholic drinks to slow the spread of coronavirus. - PHOTOGRAPH BY Mark Hawkins / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Mark Hawkins/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2020/11/30: No Parking signs seen outside a school in East London. Schools remain open with all precautions being taken to keep pupils safe since they reopened in September as per Government advice. (Photo by David Mbiyu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Prime minister, Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street, London after holding the government's weekly Cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)
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In advance of a re-opening of businesses and before a change to a Tier 2 for London during the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, shoppers walk past Christmas window displays outside Selfridges on Oxford Street, on 30th November 2020, in London, England. Retailers will once again be open for Christmas business on 3rd December. (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)
Circus artists Abbie Mason and Ben Jones train at their home in Birmingham, during the final week of a four week national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Jacob King/PA Images via Getty Images)
People walking along Castle Lane in Belfast. (Photo by Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images)
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier, wearing a protective face covering to combat the spread of the coronavirus, leaves a conference centre in central London on November 30, 2020 as talks continue on a trade deal between the EU and the UK. - Last-ditch Brexit trade talks continued in London with fishing rights remaining an "outstanding major bone of contention," according to British foreign minister Dominic Raab. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)
Elf on a shelf treehouse on Donegall Place in Belfast. (Photo by Liam McBurney/PA Images via Getty Images)
A pedestrian walks past graffiti in support of Britain's NHS (National Health Service) in Hull, in north-east England on November 30, 2020. - Hull will return to the England's highest coronavirus category, Tier 3, when England exits its second lockdown an re-enters a tiered system of toughened regional restrictions on December 2. Britain has been Europe's worst-hit country during the pandemic, recording more than 57,000 deaths from some 1.6 million cases. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
A pedestrian wearing a face mask due to the coronavirus pandemic, walks past graffiti reading "Spread Lov, not COVID" on the shutters of a closed bookmaker's betting shop in Hull, in north-east England on November 30, 2020. - Hull will return to the England's highest coronavirus category, Tier 3, when England exits its second lockdown an re-enters a tiered system of toughened regional restrictions on December 2. Britain has been Europe's worst-hit country during the pandemic, recording more than 57,000 deaths from some 1.6 million cases. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
A pedestrian pushes a pram past graffiti in Hull, in north-east England on November 30, 2020. - Hull will return to the England's highest coronavirus category, Tier 3, when England exits its second lockdown an re-enters a tiered system of toughened regional restrictions on December 2. Britain has been Europe's worst-hit country during the pandemic, recording more than 57,000 deaths from some 1.6 million cases. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2020/11/28: Police officers arrest a protester during the demonstration. Police officers have arrested more than 60 anti-lockdown protesters who had gathered in Central London to demonstrate against the government lockdown measures to contain the spread of Covid-19. (Photo by Lewis Inman/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2020/11/28: A protester holding a placard expressing his opinion as they march from Marble Arch through the city during the demonstration. Lockdown protesters take to the streets again. The Save Our Rights movement, organised the rally to unite people for freedom, justice and to develop a real democracy which they see as being under threat due to The Coronavirus Act. (Photo by Andy Barton/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2020/11/28: Police officers arrest a protester during the demonstration. Police officers have arrested more than 60 anti-lockdown protesters who had gathered in Central London to demonstrate against the government lockdown measures to contain the spread of Covid-19. (Photo by Lewis Inman/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Anti-lockdown activists march from Hyde Park in London, England, on November 28, 2020. London is to return to 'Tier 2' or 'high alert' covid-19 restrictions once the current England-wide coronavirus lockdown ends next Wednesday. All three of the tiers, assigned to local authorities across England, have been strengthened since the lockdown began on November 5, however, with the main impacts to be felt by the hospitality sector. (Photo by David Cliff/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes his face mask off as he returns to10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Johnson leaves self-quarantine today after having close contact with a lawmaker who contracted the coronavirus in mid November. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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People wearing face masks in the Bull Ring shopping area in the City Centre on the day it was announced that Birmingham would be placed in tier three for very high alert level of the new Coronavirus tier system following the end of the second national lockdown on 26th November 2020 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The national lockdown and following tier 3 status is a huge blow to the economy and for individual businesses in Britain's second city, who were already struggling after eight months of Covid-19 restrictions. In tier 3 people can only meet other households in outdoor public spaces like parks, where the rule of six applies. (photo by Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images)
London taxi driver Michael Harris, dressed as Santa Claus, who said he was in hospital with coronavirus for three weeks earlier in the year, poses for photographs in his cab parked outside Burlington Arcade, during England's second coronavirus lockdown in London, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. With major COVID-19 vaccines showing high levels of protection, British officials are cautiously — and they stress cautiously — optimistic that life may start returning to normal by early April. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
People wearing face masks walk past a Christmas tree in Covent Garden, during England's second coronavirus lockdown in London, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Most people in England will continue to face tight restrictions on socializing and business after a nationwide lockdown ends next week, the government announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
A pedestrian wearing a face mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walks past a Christmas-themed advert inside St Pancras International train statin in central London, on November 23, 2020. - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said the "escape route" from the coronavirus was in sight as he announced that tough restrictions in England would not be extended beyond December 2. "The breakthroughs in treatment, in testing vaccines mean that the scientific cavalry is now in sight," he told parliament. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
A pedestrian wearing a face mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walks past Christmas-themed window displays inside Burlington Arcade in central London, on November 23, 2020. - Prime Minister Boris Johnson's latest plan is to roll out mass testing to the hardest-hit areas, hoping to make enough inroads to be able to relax social restrictions in time for Christmas. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
People walk past the 'Terrarium Tree' in Coal Drops Yard, which forms part of the King's Cross neighbourhood of London's unconventional 'traditionally untraditional' Christmas tree installations, during England's second coronavirus lockdown, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Haircuts, shopping trips and visits to the pub will be back on the agenda for millions of people when a four-week lockdown in England comes to an end next week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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A man wearing a protective face covering to combat the spread of the coronavirus, takes a picture of a Christmas tree in Covent Garden in central London, on November 22, 2020, as the four-week national shutdown imposed in England continues, forcing people to stay home and businesses to close owing to a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will confirm that coronavirus lockdown restrictions across England are to end on December 2, his office said Saturday. The lockdown will be followed by a return to a three-tiered set of regional restrictions as part of the government's "COVID Winter Plan", it added in a statement. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
Pedestrians wearing face masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walk past Christmas-themed window displays inside Burlington Arcade in central London, on November 23, 2020. - Prime Minister Boris Johnson's latest plan is to roll out mass testing to the hardest-hit areas, hoping to make enough inroads to be able to relax social restrictions in time for Christmas. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman wearing a mask because of the coronavirus pandemic walks past masks displayed on mannequins in the window of a closed shop in Canterbury, southern England on November 23, 2020. - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to announce on Monday a major testing programme in areas with the highest coronavirus infection rates as the country re-enters a system of tiered restrictions. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
General view of a largely empty Oxford Circus, in London, as most shops and businesses remain closed whilst England continues a four week national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
A man holding a cross and a Bible preaches about Christianity to passers-by, backdropped by the Royal Exchange, bottom right, and the Bank of England, bottom second left, during England's second coronavirus lockdown in the City of London financial district of London, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Britain yesterday posted 598 COVID-19 deaths of people testing posting for the virus in the last 28 days, the highest daily death toll since May. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
People wearing face coverings outside a Christmas Shop in Stirling, Scotland, Friday Nov. 20, 2020. This shop will close later Friday along with other non-essential shops, bars, restaurants, hairdressers and visitor attractions whilst schools remain open, due to the latest government restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
A pedestrian walks past Christmas shop decorations in Mayfair during a second lockdown in London, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Businesses that have been forced to shut are hoping they will be able to reopen to salvage something of the crucial holiday shopping season. The government has been reluctant to say what restrictions will be in place for any particular area when the lockdown ends and says it's still too early to see how the lockdown has worked. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Christmas lights in central London, as England continues a four week national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images)
A poster is put on a shop door as it closes in Glasgow as new restrictions come into place. Eleven local council areas in Scotland will move into Level 4 restrictions from 6pm on Friday to slow the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
A doorman watches as the shutters come down at the Argyll Arcade in Glasgow as new restrictions come into place. Eleven local council areas in Scotland will move into Level 4 restrictions from 6pm on Friday to slow the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 20: A worker closes Princess Squareas the level four rule comes into force at 18:00 in 11 council areas on November 20, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. More than two million people in the West of Scotland are preparing to move to the country's toughest level of coronavirus restrictions seeing the closure of shops, restaurants, pubs, hairdressers, gyms and all visitor attractions (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
The bronze statues of John and Cecil Moores, founders of the Littlewoods company, in Liverpool, who have had face masks put on them as England continues a four week national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
A woman wearing a face mask passes Christmas lights outside shops on Oxford Street, London, as England continues a four week national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images)
David Lewis, centre, husband to Gladys and father to Darren and Dean Lewis, is helped out of church by mourners during the funeral of Gladys, Dean and Darren Lewis at St Peter's Church in Pentre, South Wales. Mrs Lewis and her two sons all died of Covid-19 within five days of each other. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER - 19: Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and their supporters protest outside of the inquiry which they are unable to attend due to emergency COVID legislation on November 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Guy Smallman/Getty images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: A woman wearing a facemask is seen on the top deck of a bus as graffiti reading "HOAX" is seen above a busy road on November 19, 2020 in north London, England. With the announcement of successful trials of vaccines to the COVID-19 virus, the government is still facing a challenge to convince some members of the public that the threat to life is real, with small numbers doubting the existence of the virus, while others question whether the restrictions have been justified. Without a large majority of the public taking part in any vaccination programme, the effectiveness of any herd immunity may be compromised. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
A face mask on the Ancestor statue at Solstice Park in Amesbury, Wiltshire as England continues a four week national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
Members of the public on Buchanan Street in Glasgow. Parts of the west of Scotland could move into Level 4 restrictions later this week, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to announce her decision later today. Under the toughest restrictions, non-essential shops will be closed, along with bars, restaurants, hairdressers and visitor attractions, whilst schools remain open (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
A member of the public walks passed a closed Christmas shop in Glasgow. Eleven local council areas in Scotland will move into Level 4 restrictions from 6pm on Friday to slow the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images)
Vegetation grows between unused black cabs parked in a large area of farmland in Epping Forest, which is being rented by GB Taxi Services to store their large fleet of London taxis that are no longer being used due to a severe drop in demand as coronavirus restrictions continue to reduce travel and office working. (Photo by Victoria Jones/PA Images via Getty Images)
A woman wearing a face mask passes a Christmas window display on Oxford Street, London, as England continues a four week national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
General view of a closed shops on an empty New Bond Street, in London, as England continues a four week national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
A woman wearing a face mask passes Christmas trees in Covent Garden, London, as England continues a four week national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
BRADFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 16: A general taken from a drone of graves at the Scholemoor Cemetery and Crematorium on November 16, 2020 in Bradford, England. In an essay for the BBC this weekend, Dr John Wright of Bradford Royal Infirmary reported how Bradford's main Muslim cemetery has been struggling to keep up with burials amid the country's second wave of covid-19 infections. However he cautioned that "it will take some medical detective work to determine the cause of this increase in deaths." (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace during a visit to the covid testing centre at Liverpool Exhibition Centre. The city is undertaking a mass coronavirus testing pilot, with residents having access to lateral flow tests that are able to determine if someone has coronavirus in under an hour. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: A woman without a face mask shouts and gestures towards police officers during an anti lockdown protest on November 14, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been recurring protests across England against lockdown restrictions and other rules meant to curb the spread of the virus. Police in Liverpool have warned protesters that they will take action against protesters, who could face possible fines. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
Police officers speak to protester Paul Boys (R) as they attempt to disperse an anti-vax rally and protest against vaccination and government restrictions designed to control or mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, including the wearing of masks and lockdowns, in Liverpool, north-west England on November 14, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: A woman shows-off a head tattoo during an anti lockdown protest on November 14, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been recurring protests across England against lockdown restrictions and other rules meant to curb the spread of the virus. Police in Liverpool have warned protesters that they will take action against protesters, who could face possible fines. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: A man bangs a saucepan in support during an anti lockdown protest on November 14, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been recurring protests across England against lockdown restrictions and other rules meant to curb the spread of the virus. Police in Liverpool have warned protesters that they will take action against protesters, who could face possible fines. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14: Demonstrators not wearing face masks march through the city centre during an anti lockdown protest on November 14, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been recurring protests across England against lockdown restrictions and other rules meant to curb the spread of the virus. Police in Liverpool have warned protesters that they will take action against protesters, who could face possible fines. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Activist hold a demonstration marking the delayed COP26 UN climate negotiations on November 13, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. The 26th United Nations Climate Change conference would have taken place this month, but was delayed for a year due to the covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 13: Activist hold a demonstration marking the delayed COP26 UN climate negotiations on November 13, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. The 26th United Nations Climate Change conference would have taken place this month, but was delayed for a year due to the covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
HULL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: A couple wearing face masks walk through Hull city centre on November 13, 2020 in Hull, England. Hull recorded 726.8 new cases per 100,000 people in the week to November 7, nearly triple the national rate for England (about 250) that same week. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
A nurse administers a test on Sarah Key at Dimensions Leisure Centre in Stoke-on-Trent during a testing session held by Stoke-on-Trent City Council using the newly-supplied lateral flow Covid-19 tests. (Photo by Jacob King/PA Images via Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: A woman waits at a bus stop as a Covid-19 warning sign asks pedestrians to keep left on November 12, 2020 in Liverpool, England. More than 42,000 people had been tested for covid-19 in the city's mass testing trial. In that time, all residents and workers in the city are being offered the test and has now been extended to schools. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 12: Northern Ireland fans look on from the stands during the UEFA EURO 2020 Play-Off Final between Northern Ireland and Slovakia at Windsor Park on November 12, 2020 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland are allowing a limited number of spectators 1060 to be in attendance as Covid-19 pandemic restrictions are eased. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 12: Signs display social distancing measures in a mens toilet on November 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wearing a protective face covering to combat the spread of the coronavirus covid-19 arrives for the First Minister's Questions session at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood, Edinburgh on November 12, 2020. (Photo by Jane Barlow / POOL / AFP) (Photo by JANE BARLOW/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson loads produce into baskets during a visit to a tesco.com distribution centre in London, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)
EDINBURGH - NOVEMBER 11: Members of the public walk past a window display at Harvey Nichols on November 11, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Retailers have warned of a retail and hospitality Christmas trade catastrophe, due to the Coronavirus restrictions which are jeopardising hundreds of jobs. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson loads a delivery van with a basket of shopping during a visit to a tesco.com distribution centre in London, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)
Britain's Camilla Duchess of Cornwall leaves after attending the Armistice Day service at Westminster Abbey in London, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. The specially arranged service, with social distancing because of the coronavirus, commemorates the 102nd anniversary of the armistice ending World War I, and one hundred years since the symbolic interment of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey. (Aaron Chown/Pool via AP)
A man walks across the normally busy Piccadilly Circus in central London after a heavy rain downpour, Monday Nov. 9, 2020. The London streets are nearly deserted during the first full week of a four-week coronavirus lockdown in England, but some are calling to allow businesses to reopen their doors to kickstart the city economy. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
A man crosses a quiet street filled with Christmas lights in central London, Monday November 9, 2020. Wet weather has drenched the London streets during the first full week of a four-week coronavirus lockdown in England, as some are calling to allow businesses to open their doors to kickstart the city economy. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street, London, following a Cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
Shoppers in Cardiff, Wales, Monday Nov. 9, 2020, after restrictions imposed by the Welsh government are relaxed following a two-week lockdown across Wales. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II inspects a bouquet of flowers to be placed at the grave of the Unknown Warrior by her Equerry, Lieutenant Colonel Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, in Westminster Abbey, London, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Queen Elizabeth II donned a face mask in public for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic when attending a brief ceremony at Westminster Abbey last week to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior. While the 94-year-old has been seen in public on several occasions over the past few months, she has not worn a face covering. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attends a ceremony to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior, in Westminster Abbey, London, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Queen Elizabeth II donned a face mask in public for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic when attending a brief ceremony at Westminster Abbey last week to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior. While the 94-year-old has been seen in public on several occasions over the past few months, she has not worn a face covering. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)
People cycle in Green Park in central London on November 8, 2020 during a second national lockdown designed to contain soaring infections of the novel coronavirus. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: The Royal Family, politicians and dignitaries attend the National Service Of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Westminster, amid the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease on November 8, 2020 in London, England. Remembrance Sunday services are still able to go ahead despite the covid-19 measures in place across the various nations of the UK. Each country has issued guidelines to ensure the safety of those taking part. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes a coronavirus swab test at a testing centre in De Montfort University, Leicester, England, Friday Nov. 6, 2020. Johnson visited the Leicester test centre Friday after a new national lockdown and the beginning of a pilot project launched in nearby Liverpool for possible weekly testing of the entire city population. (Molly Darlington/Pool via AP)
Carnaby Street in Soho, London, on the third day of a four week national lockdown for England to combat the spread of Covid-19. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)
A woman is detained by police from 'The Million Mask March', an annual event described as a march "against austerity, the infringement of rights, war crimes, corrupt politicians and to reinstate liberty", gather in Trafalgar Square in central London, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. The march was taking place on the same day national lockdown rules come into force as Britain joined large swathes of Europe in a coronavirus lockdown designed to save its health care system from being overwhelmed. Pubs, along with restaurants, hairdressers and shops selling non-essential items closed on Thursday until at least Dec. 2. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Police officers wearing face masks against the coronavirus patrol 'The Million Mask March', an annual event described as a march "against austerity, the infringement of rights, war crimes, corrupt politicians and to reinstate liberty", in central London, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.The march was taking place on the same day national lockdown rules come into force as Britain joined large swathes of Europe in a coronavirus lockdown designed to save its health care system from being overwhelmed. Pubs, along with restaurants, hairdressers and shops selling non-essential items closed on Thursday until at least Dec. 2. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A man stopped in front of an advertising of a closed shop in London, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Britain's lockdown started Thursday, shuttering restaurants, hairdressers and clothing stores until at least Dec. 2. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
NHS staff and soldiers prepare the mass COVID-19 testing at the Liverpool Tennis Centre, Liverpool, England, Friday Nov. 6, 2020. Britain's lockdown started Thursday, shuttering restaurants, hairdressers and clothing stores until at least Dec. 2. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
Members of the public queue at the opening of the mass and rapid testing centre for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 at a Tennis centre in Liverpool on November 6, 2020. - To avoid extending the lockdown, Johnson is pinning his hopes on an ambitious new programme of Covid testing to detect and isolate infected people, starting with a city-wide trial launching in Liverpool today. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
A worker wearing a face masks or coverings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, gives a customer a wet shave inside a barber's shop in central Manchester, north west England on November 4, 2020, as the country prepares for a second Covid-19 lockdown in an effort to combat soaring infections. - England heads into a second national lockdown on November 5. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
People queue outside Selfridges in Oxford Street, London, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, as Britain prepares to join large swathes of Europe in a coronavirus lockdown designed to save its health care system from being overwhelmed. Pubs, along with restaurants, hairdressers and shops selling non-essential items will have to close Thursday until at least Dec. 2. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Royal Navy ratings march, as they take part in a training exercise at HMS Excellent, as they rehearse the Royal Navy's contribution to Remembrance activities ahead of Armistice Day, on Whale Island, Portsmouth, England, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
Harriet Henry, manager of The Tea Room in Knutsford, hangs a closed sign outside her cafe, ahead of a national lockdown for England from Thursday. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images)
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The Times reported that bars in the Palace of Westminster would be exempt from the coronavirus curfew, applied on pubs, bars and restaurants across England.

But after widespread anger, Parliament decided to ban the sale of alcohol on its premises after 10pm in line with the rest of the country.

MP Margaret Ferrier also had the SNP whip withdrawn after travelling from Scotland to London while awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test that later turned out to be positive.

The number of people who claim to be following the coronavirus rules was up by 11% to 73%, compared to 62% last month, the poll revealed.

But the most commonly broken rules were abiding by social distancing measures (42%) and visiting friends or family who they aren't allowed to (19%)

The data also showed Brits were more convinced by arguments for following the restrictions.

Nearly 9 in 10 think preventing the spread to those most vulnerable, stopping friends and family catching the virus and ensuring the NHS is not overwhelmed (all 87%) are the most convincing arguments for following the rules.

A further 81% want to avoid catching the virus themselves while three-quarters (76%) think we will return to normal more quickly if we follow the rules and trust the scientists and medical experts.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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