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Social Distancing and Other Behaviours

This page includes selected indicators from the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (OPN) related to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on people’s lifestyles and behaviour. It includes trends in handwashing, social distancing and the use of face coverings. This dataset is only available at a national level.

  • Social distancing Adults who always or often maintaining social distancing when meeting up with people outside their household in the past seven days
  • Handwashing Adults who always or often handwashing with soap and water straight after returning home from a public place in the past seven days
  • Face covering Adults that have used a face covering when outside their home in the past seven days

Percentage of the population adopting certain lifestyle behaviours