Report finds workers in cities more able to stick to social distancing

Workers who live in cities across the country are more able to stick to social distancing and remote working.

This is because urban areas are more affluent, have better broadband and have a more educated workforce.

The UCC report shows some of the jobs that have the best remote working potential include teaching and and the media.

University College Cork business school director, Dr Frank Crowley says some careers are less able to to do social distancing.

"Jobs identified to have the least social distancing potential include protective service occupations, such as Gardai, firemen, transport and mobile machine drivers and operatives and those that are health potentials.

"And then for remote working potential, the least likely to have remote working potential include skilled agriculture and related trades, and skilled construction."

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