BORIS Johnson has been overwhelmingly told by thirsty Brits to keep the pubs open this Christmas.
More than two-thirds of voters are against bars and restaurants closing, according to a decisive poll.
But the YouGov survey also reveals that people want other drinkers to keep their distance.
While 68 per cent say they should stay open, 69 per cent also want social distancing in boozers.
A clear majority also oppose any future curbs on indoor mixing and being told to stay at home.
Fears of more restrictions have been fanned by the spread of the Omicron super-strain.
Fresh restrictions mandating masks in shops and on public transport have already been introduced.
Downing Street insists there it’s not considering implementing full throttle Plan B just yet that would bring back working from home and vaccine passports.
The PM has insisted people shouldn’t be canning Christmas parties and nativities – despite mixed messaging from his senior ministers.
He has assured that “this Christmas will be considerably better than last Christmas” when the pubs were shut and families told to stay apart.
But earlier this week Sajid Javid warned that normal celebrations hinges on Brits getting their booster jabs.