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Physical distancing for COVID-19

What is physical distan​​cing?

Physical distancing means staying 2 metres (or 6 feet) away from other people to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Everyone in our area needs to practice physical distancing and take steps to limit the number of people they come in close contact with.

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Group gatherings​​

  • Gathering sizes are determined by the Province of Ontario​. Do not exceed the limits.
  • Avoid parties or playdates with other children if physical distancing is not possible.
  • Only have close contact with those within your household. Stay 2 metres from anyone else.
  • Connect with friends by phone, email, video, or social media

Going out 

  • Try to limit your trips to the store
  • Avoid crowded parks and playgrounds
  • Greet others with a wave or a nod instead of handshakes or hugs
  • Sanitize or wash your hands when entering and exiting buildings
  • Use tap to pay for items instead of handling money​

Consider alternative ways to work​

  • Work from home, if possible
  • Have meetings virtually (video or teleconferencing)​

Physical dis​tancing is not the same as self-isolating​

People who are self-isolating​ should not go outside. Do not go shopping or walk the dog. Ask a friend or family member for help, if you need things.​

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our COVID-19 hotline at 1-8​66-468-2240​, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.