People in Merseyside say new lockdown restrictions are needed, but many fear that people won't stick to them.

Over 6,000 people responded to an ECHO survey about possible lockdown restrictions as coronavirus cases rise across the region.

The majority of people who responded were from Liverpool, but there were also responses from Wirral, Sefton, St Helens and Knowsley.

Half of the people surveyed said that people in their area were sticking to the current regulations to some extent, but 32% said people were not following the guidelines at all.

A whopping 75% of people surveyed thought tougher restriction s were needed in Merseyside, with 78% of people believing there should be one set of rules covering all of us, making it easier to understand and follow.

But while people were keen to have more restrictions 68% of people surveyed said that people wouldn't stick to the tougher rules.

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There were also some worrying responses to the question "What do you think of where we are in the fight to control coronavirus?"

Many people described the situation as "shambolic" and "out of control."

One said: "I think the previous lockdown restrictions were lifted too quickly, shops pubs, schools, where there is mass gatherings, all are breeding grounds for this virus to spread."

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A second said: "In a very scary and uncertain place."

A third said: "I believe all was getting better, but people are now overconfident and really not behaving correctly for the situation that we are in."

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Another said: "It’s starting because of people ignoring the rules. All people must comply and the rules must apply to everybody."

And a fourth said: "Going backwards as many, in all age groups, believe the Covid-19 virus is a hoax. It will be a tough Winter, possibly a very tough Winter."