About one in four Canadians are not following social distancing recommendations from publicnhealth officials to their full extent, according to an Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Global News.
Social distancing involves staying at home as often as possible, such as by avoiding non-essential gatherings, to help slow and contain the spread of COVID-19. When going out in public, Canadians are urged to avoid contact with others by “keeping a distance of at least 2 arms lengths,” according to the federal government’s website.
“Enough is enough. Go home and stay home,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as far back as March 23.
Despite the constant encouragement by all levels of government, 26 per cent of Canadians aren’t doing their part to slow the spread of the fatal virus, according to the Ipsos poll that interviewed 1,006 Canadians who were at least 18 years old, between April 3-7.