This poll was held between November 18-22, 2020.
Consumers are obviously going to take their time before they jump back into any kind of normal routines. Of course the challenge going forward what is that routine that they will return to?
Approximately 47% of consumers are suggesting that they could take anywhere from 6-12 months before they venture back out they way the used to. That doesn't bode well for businesses.
If estimates are correct about when most of the public in Canada will be inoculated we may still be waiting into the fall of 2021 before we get there.
If you couple that with this poll consumers may not be back in full swing until the middle of 2022. That's a problem for any business or econiomic recovery.
We could be in for a rougher ride than most think. Small and mid-sized businesses have already had a difficult time, any longer than six more months we will likely see an acceleration in bankruptcies.