The second round of the social impact of COVID-19 survey was undertaken to measure the impact COVID-19 has had on Irish society in June 2020. This household survey was carried out between Wednesday 10 June and Wednesday 17 June and was based on a sample of 5,566 persons 18 years and over. the survey utilised an online electronic questionnaire and telephone interviewing to produce a final achieved sample size of 1,693 individuals.
This publication presents the level of comfort respondents reported feeling at the prospect of undertaking a range of activities in public as COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Analysis is provided across personal, household and other characteristics, reflecting the impact COVID-19 has had on different sections of Irish society and highlighting how it may affect people’s behaviour into the future.
The main results of the second round of the Social Impact of COVID-19 survey are presented below.
Pubs and Restaurants by Social Distancing Rules
Outdoor Events and Religious Services
Hairdressers and Shopping Centres
Children’s Activities and Household Gatherings
Transport and Travel
The results presented in this publication have been weighted to best reflect the population. Due to time and resource constraints, there were limitations on the sample size and selection methodology. Consequently, caution must be exercised when making inferences to the entire population from these results. Nonetheless, this data provides a valuable insight into the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of many people in Ireland. For further details on the survey methodology, see Background Notes.
This is the second publication from the second round of the Social Impact of COVID-19 survey, the first of which, titled A Snapshot of Experience and Expectations in a Pandemic, was published on Wednesday 24th June and focused on themes such as health, compliance working life and spending.
|Table 1.1 Summary of results|
|Level of comfort/discomfort %|
|Activity type||Very Uncomfortable||Uncomfortable||Neither Comfortable nor Uncomfortable||Comfortable||Very Comfortable|
|Going to Pubs and Restaurant with Social Distancing|
|Pub /Bar - 2 metres||21.3||36.0||15.1||20.6||7.0|
|Pub/Bar - 1 metre||39.5||27.1||11.7||16.7||5.0|
|Restaurant - 2 metres||12.9||28.5||17.6||32.5||8.4|
|Restaurant - 1 metre||28.7||27.1||13.4||24.2||6.5|
|Attending Outdoor Events and Religious Services|
|Outdoor Events with a Large Crowd - no social distancing||49.4||32.6||9.1||4.5||4.3|
|Place of Worship for a Religious Service - social distancing rules||18.1||29.5||15.1||31.3||5.9|
|Going to Hairdressers & Shopping Centres|
|Children’s Activities and Household Gatherings|
|Allowing your Child Participate in Sports - with close physical contact||19.0||35.6||12.8||27.6||5.0|
|Sending your Child to Childcare/Creche||24.6||32.4||15.6||19.7||7.6|
|Having 6 Visitors to your Home for an Indoor Social Gathering||12.8||24.2||17.0||34.3||11.7|
|Attending Healthcare Appointments|
|Transport and Travel|
|Public Transport - subject to social distancing rules||27.8||35.5||12.6||20.5||3.7|
|Domestic Trip with Hotel Accommodation||13.6||25.1||16.2||33.4||11.7|
|International Trip by Plane||45.5||32.5||8.5||9.4||4.1|
|International Trip by Ferry||31.0||32.3||14.9||16.5||5.2|
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