COVID-19 Safe behaviours

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Between June 19 and June 24, 2020, Public Health Sudbury & Districts conducted a bilingual community survey to better understand which precautions residents of Sudbury & Districts have taken to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. The results from this survey are used by Public Health to inform planning and service coordination.

Sample

Precautions taken to protect self and others from COVID-19 

Key finding:

 % (n)
Generally avoided large crowds94 (235)
Washed your hands more regularly93 (233)
Generally stayed two (2) metres apart from others who are not in the same household or social circle90 (226)
Avoided traveling outside of your community for non-essential reasons84 (211)
Limited leaving the house for non-essential reasons82 (205)
Limited non-essential in-person gatherings of any size with anyone outside of your household or social circle82 (204)
Tried to reduce touching your face80 (200)
Generally limited social gatherings to no more than 10 people77 (193)
Generally shopped alone rather than with family or friends76 (190)
Generally worn a mask when outside of your home and you cannot keep a distance of two (2) metres from others64 (160)
Encouraged others (in your family, social circle, or friends) to wear a mask53 (132)
Stocked up on essential supplies, such as groceries, prescriptions, pet food, etc.44 (109)
Generally ensured your child/children stay two (2) metres apart from others who are not in their same household or social circle36 (89)
Stayed home if you suspected you were ill30 (74)
At work, generally have worn a mask when a distance of two (2) metres from others cannot be kept and/or when required by your employer22 (55)

Following precautions to protect self and others from COVID-19 

Key finding: 

 % (n)
I am doing everything I can to protect myself and others from the spread of COVID-1951 (127)
I am following most of the precautions43 (106)
I am working on trying to follow the precautions4 (9)
I am trying to follow 1 or 2 of the precautions2 (5)
I am not following any of the precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-190 (0)

Perception of precautions taken by others to protect from COVID-19 

Key finding: 

 % (n)
Most people are following most of the precautions28 (70)
Most people are following a few of the precautions25 (61)
Most people are not following any of the precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-1919 (47)
Most people are following 1 or 2 of the precautions19 (47)
Most people are doing everything they can to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-196 (14)
I am not sure3 (8)

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This item was last modified on July 24, 2020