Most people won’t keep their distance. I have been in a few public places in the last few days and haven’t witnessed any discernible difference in people’s behaviour.
That is why the “social distancing” policy is mostly ineffectual because:
- it’s seen as rude to deliberately distance yourselves from others, particularly in a social setting.
- personal risk of the virus won’t hit home to many people until someone they know has the virus.
Unfortunately, shut-down is the only next step worth taking. This removes places that people can come together and transmit the virus.