Why is it important to follow public health measures?
Following public health measures will reduce community spread. Lower community spread, in turn, will protect vulnerable individuals including seniors and people who are immunocompromised.
What public health measures should I take?
- Practice physical distancing and maintain a 2 meter distance from people you don’t live with.
- Masks and face coverings should be worn when it’s difficult to maintain a distance of 2 meters from people who don’t live with you. You should wear a mask inside and outside when physical distancing may be a challenge. Masks are required by law in all indoor public spaces and in indoor workplaces.
- Indoor events and social gatherings are prohibited. You should not enter other people’s homes or allow others to enter your home. People who live alone and single parents may consider having exclusive close contact with one other household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation.
- Avoid non-essential travel within and outside of our district, especially to high transmission areas.
- Stay home if you feel sick and contact your local Assessment Centre (AC) to schedule an appointment for testing.
- Wash your hands with warm water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Do not touch your face.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue.
- Disinfect frequently-touched surfaces.
For more resources, see our Be COVID-Smart poster or click the buttons below for more information about each topic.
What activities are safe?
Going outside and exercising are permitted, and activities such as ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hiking, cycling, walking, and other outdoor exercise are good for your physical and mental health. Maximum gathering size is 5 people. If you are gathering outdoors with another household, for instance, children from two homes playing together, you must follow requirements on physical distancing and face coverings.
For more information about safe activities, see Safe Activities during COVID-19.