Prevent the Spread

Do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to protect yourself and others, and to help support a safe relaunch of services and facilities in our community.

  • Stay home and get tested if you’re feeling unwell
  • When out, maintain physical distancing of 2 metres
  • Wear a mask in public places where keeping a distance of 2 metres is difficult
  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap
  • Catch your germs. Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow
  • Avoid touching your face

Physical distancing

Physical distancing is maintaining a distance between yourself and others. During COVID-19, the recommended distance is at least six feet (or two metres). The exception to this restriction is for members of the same household.

Spending time outdoors safely

When spending time outdoors, residents are reminded to keep the following tips in mind to help prevent the spread.

  • Review new rules and guidelines for the specific amenity or facility you are planning to visit.
  • Practise physical distancing and consider venturing out during off-peak times.
  • Adhere to gathering restrictions and avoid or limit touching commonly touched surfaces, such as sporting equipment and park benches.
  • Be aware that going outdoors and using these spaces may expose you and your family members to areas that may not be sanitary. Items such as playground equipment, park benches, fire pits, basketball nets, disc golf or goal posts are not sanitized.
  • Share outdoor spaces responsibly and alert others to your presence with your voice, a horn or a bell.
  • Stay close to home. There are plenty of ways to be active in your own community (don’t go into other jurisdictions).
  • Practise good personal hygiene before and after going outdoors. Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water before you leave, when you come back inside, and before you eat. When heading out, bring hand sanitizer with you if you have it.
  • Keep in mind there is no access to public washrooms at outdoor spaces and plan accordingly.