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Summary

  • The majority of residents would take some action to prevent passing on COVID-19 if they tested positive
  • Residents are most likely to self isolate (71%), avoid meeting others (71%), wash or sanitise their hands (67%) and avoid crowded spaces (65%)
  • Only 3% of residents would not take any action at all if they tested positive for COVID-19

If you tested positive for COVID-19 what would you do to prevent passing it on to others?

Weighted base: 1,760

This chart shows that:
71% of residents would self-isolate to prevent passing COVID-19 onto others
71% of residents would avoid meeting others to prevent passing COVID-19 onto others
67% of residents would wash or sanitise their hands to prevent passing COVID-19 onto others
65% of residents would avoid crowded places to prevent passing COVID-19 onto others
61% of residents would socially distance to prevent passing COVID-19 onto others
59% of residents would wear a face mask or covering to prevent passing COVID-19 onto others
58% of residents would avoid using public transport to prevent passing COVID-19 onto others
52% of residents would stay away from the workplace (i.e. work from home) to prevent passing COVID-19 onto others
3% of residents would not take any action
2% of residents would do something else

Key differences by demographic

Age

Younger age groups (16 to 34 year olds) are more likely to avoid meeting others and wear a face mask compared to older residents

Household income

Respondents on lower incomes are much less likely to stay away from their workplace if they tested positive for COVID-19 compared to those on higher incomes (29% of people earning £20k or less compared to 84% earning £60k or over)

Sex

A higher proportion of females are taking action especially by avoiding meeting others, staying away from the workplace, avoiding public transport and sanitising their hands