Over 70% of people believe that someone who contracts Covid-19 has been reckless or careless in following public health advice.
That's according to a new survey from the ESRI which says that fear of being blamed may be a barrier to arranging a test quickly.
The findings are based on a nationally representative survey of 1,000 adults in Ireland run in early July.
The survey also found that almost half of people don't know that calling their GP to discuss Covid-19 symptoms is free, and over one third think they could be charged for a test.
People in their 20s and 30s were less likely to know the GP consultation is free, more likely to believe getting tested would be a hassle and uncomfortable, more pessimistic about result wait times, and more worried about being identified by their close contacts.