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Pandemic leads to surge in people chatting to their neighbours; Communities

Jun 01, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

TWICE as many people have talked to their neighbours in the past week compared with this time last year, a survey has found, as communities support each other through the pandemic.

More than 2,500 people said they had stopped to chat with a neighbour in the past week, according to polling.

This is six in 10 of the 4,000 people surveyed between May 10-13, up from 30 per cent in 2019, while one in three respondents (1,171) said they had helped a neighbour during the pandemic. This is t...