Social distancing is an approach to limiting the spread of illness in the population by creating physical space between people and limiting the number of people you come into close contact with. All canadians are being asked to practice social distancing to prevent spread of the virus.
Social distancing includes, but is not limited to:
- avoid person-to-person contact including handshaking, hugging and kissing
- if possible, limit or consider cancelling group gatherings.
- if you have meetings planned, consider doing them virtually instead of in person.
- talk to your supervisor, manager, or employer about the possibility of working from home where possible.
- whenever possible, spend time in settings where people can maintain a 1-2 metre (3-6 feet) distance from each other.
- if you have to go into the community for an essential trip via taxi or rideshare, be sure to keep the windows down.
- avoid visits to long-term care homes, retirement homes, supportive housing, hospices and other congregate care settings.
- avoid sending children to childcare, if you are able to.
- consider whether outings and travel are necessary and avoid non-essential trips in the community.
Remember: while you may not feel sick, and while we know these measures are an inconvenience, please be mindful of the members of our community who are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others. we are all in this together.
Social Distancing Infographic