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From virus complacency to sheer selfishness, why a large minority in NI continue to ignore Covid guidelines

Herd mentality and conspiracy theories play a role in public lack of compliance

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Shoppers wearing face masks due to Covid-19 restriction pictured in Belfast City Centre. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Shoppers wearing face masks due to Covid-19 restriction pictured in Belfast City Centre. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Shoppers wearing face masks due to Covid-19 restriction pictured in Belfast City Centre. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

We have been told of the grim warnings for months but many people across Northern Ireland continue to ignore the Covid-19 regulations.

Following the two week circuit-breaker lockdown, Chief Medical Officer Michael McBride said the country is not where it should be after a rise in positive tests in the build up to Christmas.


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