Coronavirus Riskiest Activities: According to 500+ epidemiologists & health experts

Coronavirus Riskiest Activities: According to 500+ epidemiologists & health experts


As Coronavirus lockdowns relax worldwide, what activities might be riskier than others? 

Risk factors to consider:

  • People how many?
  • Space how close is the contact?
  • Time how long the exposure?
  • Location inside or outside?
  • Surfaces lots of high touch?
  • Area high number of cases?
  • Covidiocy how likely is compliance

According to professional opinions from over 500 epidemiologists & health experts, these are the coronavirus riskiest activities *with increasing risk as you go down the list.


  • Takeout food
  • Outdoor exercise
  • Tennis
  • Petrol station
  • Golf
  • Friend uses your bathroom (consider cleaning afterwards)
  • Camping
  • Beach (but not if you can't social distance)
  • Outdoor dining
  • Walk in busy downtown (but avoid crowds)
  • Grocery shopping
  • Library/museum
  • See your doctor (take care in waiting room)
  • Vacation home with another family (if both families have been taking care)



  • Stay at a hotel (limit time in common areas like lobbies)
  • Small backyard barbecue
  • Small outdoor picnic
  • Use a public restroom
  • Visit a mall
  • Small dinner party (indoors)
  • Public pool
  • Get a haircut
  • Work in a shared office
  • Young kid playdates
  • Send kids to school camp or daycare
  • Casino
  • Cinema/movie/theatre
  • Playground
  • Visit an elder in their home
  • Exercise at a gym
  • Ride a bus
  • Eat at a restaurant (watch for shared condiments)
  • Airplane



  • Attend a wedding or funeral (size & physical closeness of gatherings big factor)
  • Hug or shake hands
  • Stop routinely wearing a mask
  • Go out with someone you don't know well
  • Amusement park
  • Buffet
  • See a concert or play 
  • Indoor party
  • Sports stadium 
  • Church (singing is very high risk: increases airborne viral spread)
  • Indoor bar
  • Nightclub


Remember the risk reduced by wearing a mask, social distancing and washing hands.


Source: Information is Beautiful


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