Scottish COVID-19 Mental Health Tracker Study: Wave 3 Report

Wave 3 findings (data collected between 1 October and 4 November 2020) indicate that young adults, women, people with physical and/or mental health conditions, and people in a lower socio-economic group are more likely to report experiencing poor mental health.

Annex 5: Adherence to Guidelines

Respondents were asked how often they had been following guidelines regarding social distancing and COVID-19 prevention measures in the two weeks prior to their completion of the Wave 3 survey.

Table F: How often respondents followed Government guidelines
In the past two weeks: Always or often (%) Sometimes (%) Rarely or never (%)
I only went outside for food, health reasons or essential work. 60.2 23.1 16.7
If I went out, I always stayed 2 meters (6 feet) away from other people at all times. 81.7 12.7 5.6
I always washed my hands as soon as I got home. 80.9 12.5 6.6
I stuck to guidelines about not meeting more than 6 people from 2 households while outside. 86.7 7.9 5.5
I have worn a face covering when inside a store or shop. 92.5 3.6 3.9
I have worn a face covering when on public transport. 83.5 3.6 12.9



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