By Rachael Grealish
Nightclubs have topped the charts when it comes to activities with the highest risk of spreading and catching the Coronavirus, according to a ‘risk factor’ heat map.
A ‘Coronavirus riskiest activities’ heat map has been created and shared by Information Is Beautiful – the publication launched by designer and writer David McCandless, who sourced the information from 500 epidemiologists and experts quoted in the media.
According to the graphic, alongside nightclubs, sports stadiums, attending a concert or play, going to church, attending an indoor party and attending a wedding or funeral are all high on the risk factor for spreading the virus.
Under the medium risk category, going in an airplane, exercising in a gym, using a public pool, working in an office and even having a small back garden BBQ were all featured.
The lowest risk activities include golf, tennis, outdoor exercise and having a takeaway.
— Information is Beautiful (@infobeautiful) September 10, 2020
The map takes into account for several different factors, these include:
- People, how many?
- Space, how close is the contact?
- Time, how long was exposure?
- Location, indoors or outdoors?
- Surfaces, lost of high touch?
- Area, high number of cases?
- Covidiocy, how likely are people to comply to rules and guidelines?
Of course, as interesting this graphic is there are many factors in which contribute to the risk of spreading the virus such as, poor ventilation, being indoors and the actual number of people and space given in the activity.
So it’s best to understand it is not definitive in relating actual COVID cases with places of transmission.
Experts are still learning about COVID-19 everyday and the only surefire way to reduce the risk of spreading the virus is to adhere to the guidelines – wear a mask when required, keep space between yourself and others and wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser.
No matter what activity you do there may be a risk of spreading the infection, be safe.