There is virtually unanimous support for the coronavirus lockdown measures imposed on Monday night, a snap poll of the public has found.
93 per cent of people say they support the plan unveiled the by the prime minister, with just four per cent opposed and the rest saying they do not know, YouGov says.
Voters are however slightly more divided on whether staying at home will be easy or hard, with two thirds saying it will be easy, and 29 per cent hard.
The findings come as a separate poll, also conducted by YouGov, found 82 per cent of voters would support police having the power to arrest or prosecute anyone who should be self-isolating but isn't.
The government has said people can only leave their homes for one of four reasons: infrequent shopping for basic necessities, one form of exercise a day, medical assistance and helping a vulnerable person, or travelling too and from work where it cannot be done at home.
Even when following the guidance people should stay two metres away from each other at all times, government guidance says – and seek to minimise the amount of time they spend outside their homes.
All social events such as weddings, baptisms and other ceremonies have also been banned – though funerals, attended by immediate family only, will be allowed.
Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove has said if people do not follow the rules, the police will "have the tools to ensure they are penalised and punished if they put others' lives at risk".
The public are evenly divided on whether the current police powers will be enough to enforce the rules, by 39 per cent to 39 per cent.
There was little difference in support for the lockdown measures between supporters of different political parties, age groups, or social grades. It was also evenly spread across the regions, YouGov said.
Labour has welcomed the lockdown, which it was calling for ahead of its introduction. The UK is one of the last states in Europe to introduce such restrictive measures.