Given the Outbreak
of Covid-19, Over One in Four (26%) Have Already Began Stocking up on Food with
a Further 7% Stocking up on Fuel.
09th March 2020
·86% of respondents have started
washing their hands more often given Covid-19 outbreak fears.
·25% plan to change their holiday plans overseas in
order to avoid travel (42% amongst those ages between 18-24).
·11% (17% in Dublin) have
started working from home more while a further 14% have stopped going to
conferences or ‘non-essential’ business meetings.
·One in four (26%) have
began stocking up on food with a further 7% of respondents stocking up on fuel.
Top 3 Concerns for Worry Surrounding Covid-19
1.Respondents rank the health of their family as their main concern for
worry(with 89% ranking this as a top-3 concern) following the outbreak of
Covid-19. A further 24% of respondents have made plans in an attempt to protect
older parents/family members or friends from the virus.
2.Respondents then ranked their own health as their second biggest concern
or worry surrounding Covid-19 (with 70% of respondents ranking this as a top-3
3.There was a third concern over the impact Covid-19 would have on the
Irish Economy (with 61% of respondents ranking this as a top-3 concern).
provides a range of research and market intelligence services in Ireland and
Europe. iReach has built a Consumer Decisions Research Panel of 40,000 members
in Ireland, delivering robust research insights. The survey questions were
included in the Nationally Representative iReach Consumer Decisions Omnibus run
between the 5th and the 09th of March 2020 and has a 3% Confidence
Interval and 95% Confidence Level.
asked of participants:
the outbreak of Coronavirus, which of the following actions have you taken or
planning to take?
rank the top 3 concerns from the following list that you are most worried about
with the outbreak of the Coronavirus.