Physical distancing means making changes to your everyday routines to limit close contact with others.
- Keep a distance of at least 2 metres from others (that’s 6 feet, or a hockey stick!)
- Stay home as much as possible
- Avoid non-essential errands
- Avoid gatherings or crowded places
- Limit contact with people at high risk (older adults, people with compromised immune systems)
- Work from home, if possible
- Do not socialize in groups larger than five people unless from the same household (by order of Ontario Government)
- Do not use outdoor amenities where people can gather such as playgrounds, sports fields, public beaches, unleashed dog parks, etc. (by order of the Ontario Government)
- Physical Distancing (Public Health Agency of Canada)
What not to do while physical distancing:
- No dinner parties
- No sleepovers
- No playdates
- No families or groups together at the grocery store
- No having friends over for coffee
- No extended family gatherings
Who should practice physical distancing?
Everyone! We all have a role in doing what we can to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our 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.
Anyone can take the COVID-19 self-assessment online to help determine how to seek further care and next steps. You can also call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000. Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.