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Going shopping named high risk activity for catching Covid

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Going out for your weekly shop puts you at the highest risk for catching Covid, according to new dataThe research was carried out by the SAGE Virus Watch Study and based on the daily activities of 10,000 people.Visiting pubs and restaurants as well as using public transport were also activities highlighted in the study.

These activities were also found to carry an increased risk of contracting the virus before the Omicron variant took hold throughout the country - reports The Mirror.The study concluded that going to the shops just once per week saw the risk of becoming infected increase by 2.2 times.Going to a pub, restaurant and using public transport meant people were 1.3 times as likely to test positive for Covid between September and November last year.Outdoor sport carried a risk level of 1.36 per cent, the study - which has yet to be peer-reviewed - found.Unsurprisingly those who had to leave their home for work were more likely to contract Covid-19 than those who did not.However, experts were unable to present reliable data showing how risky going to the cinema, concerts or nightclubs was.According to the Virus Watch Study, the activities which carried the highest risk of infection were:However there was "no good evidence" to show how risky going to theatres, cinemas, concerts or sports events were.The same was true for going to hairdressers, barbers, nail salons or beauty salons.The data was collected before the Omicron variant began ripping through the UK in December.Today - more than 140,000 cases were confirmed by the Department of Health, bringing the seven-day total to 1.28 million infections.A further 313 people have died from Covid-19 - bringing the UK's official death toll past 150,000.The tragic figure,

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