Eating outside carries low to medium risk of Covid-19 infection.

Eating outside carries low to medium risk of Covid-19 infection.

17-06-2020Teresa Ayuga

As we stumble out of lockdown and the coronavirus restrictions are relaxed, there's some confusion about which activities are safe and which are high risk.

Dr José Ignacio Sáez de Ibarra, Head of the Cardiac Surgery Service at Son Espases Hospital has put together an easy to follow chart to show people what’s safe and what’s not.

Dr Sáez de Ibarra’s barometer is split into 9 levels of probability of Covid-19 infection.

It shows that picking up takeaway food from a restaurant and playing tennis are amongst the safest activities.

Flying in a plane, dining at a friend's house, going to the beach, your hairdresser, dentist or even a bowling alley are medium risk.

But Dr Sáez de Ibarra recommends staying away from high-risk places like the gym, sports stadiums and spending a long time in enclosed spaces like churches and schools.


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Tommy / Hace about 1 year

Hmm hotels no 3 ??? I wonder why that comes in at no3


Mark Badoer / Hace about 1 year

Wonderful list, but way to generalistic, which has been the problem since day one of this pandemic, state of alarm and lock down. You cannot stop people from living. More and more people are sick and tired of the belittleling of the governments, who only listen to the virologists and specialist. They are not the society, we all are. There is no balance in this at all. I want to provide for my family and the people I employ expect that of me too, so they can provide for their families. It is as basic as that. Enough is enough of this nonsense. Let´s get on with living, as the few that feel at risk: stay home and lock your doors.