Personal measures taken to prevent COVID-19 virus contamination Great Britain 2020

As of the end of March 2020, 75 percent of British adults had actively improved their personal hygiene as a preventive measure against contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Great Britain, compared to ony 35 percent who had actively improved their hygiene as of March 1. Furthermore, 80 percent of British respondents now say they are avoiding crowded public places, although this has essentially been enforced by the lockdown currently in place in the United Kingdom.
There were 19,522 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the United Kingdom as of March 29, 2020.

Which, if any, of the following measures have you taken in the past 2 weeks specifically to protect yourself from the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?*

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

February 28 to March 27, 2020

Number of respondents

2,287 respondents

Special properties

GB Adults

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Some answer options were not asked in the first wave.

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