Q. Have you changed your behaviour in any of the following ways since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak?
|Increased personal hygiene measures (e.g. hand washing)||72%||70%||74%||72%||67%||76%||73%||70%|
|Limited attending social spaces, shops, restaurants or group events||60%||56%||63%||60%||58%||61%||61%||56%|
|Stopped physical greetings (e.g. shaking hands, kissing, hugging)||60%||57%||63%||57%||57%||65%||60%||60%|
|Bought additional groceries to stock-up||33%||32%||35%||38%||36%||27%||37%||25%|
|Reduced use of cash to pay for purchases||23%||20%||25%||30%||23%||17%||24%||19%|
|Changed working patterns (e.g. changed hours, or working from home)||20%||24%||17%||33%||24%||6%||23%||14%|
|None of these||12%||13%||11%||8%||15%||13%||10%||16%|
- Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, a majority of people have increased their personal hygiene (72%), limited their social interactions (60%) and reduced physical greetings (60%). A third of people say they have stocked up on groceries (33%).
- Younger people aged 18-34 were more likely to have changed their working patterns (33%) and reduced using cash for payments (30%)
- Just 12% of people say they have not changed their behaviour as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.
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