SAGE drew up five ‘scenarios’ when agreeing 21 June end date for restrictions. Apparently the number of people in hospital is now less than half the number anticipated by even their most optimistic ‘scenario’. From what I can see (happy to be corrected) information asserting the Delta (Indian) variant to be more deadly is flawed and not borne out by data: cases are not being hospitalized?
But polls show that 60% of UK population would happily accept continued restrictions. Perhaps SPI-B behavioural psychology, plus the furlough, will do that to people?