If you’re celebrating a holiday or occasion, you must
follow all provincial orders and public health measures. This may mean your
celebrations look different than usual, but it will help to keep your loved
ones safe and healthy.
Follow these tips:
· Limit indoor gatherings to
those who live in your household. If you live alone, you considering only gathering with one other
· Invite others to
participate virtually. Set up a phone, tablet or laptop to connect with those
outside your household. Or meet outdoors where you can keep distance between you!
· Try creating new traditions
– plan a fun outdoor family activity like a scavenger hunt or a hike. Or order
take-out to your family/friend’s houses so you can all eat the same meal
together while connecting virtually.
· Give the gift of safety.
Consider a drive-by celebration that everyone can take part in! If dropping off
gifts or cards, please stay two metres (6 feet) apart from those outside your
many, Easter will be different this year. We can still stay socially connected
to one another even if we stay physically distant (examples of safe activities
include: virtual dinner party, virtual egg hunt, drop-off or physically
distanced doorstep gift/Easter egg exchanges).
transmission of COVID-19, including variants of concern is a risk in our area.
Residents should keep within their immediate household for any Easter
gatherings and celebrations to protect themselves and others, regardless of
Those who plan
to gather with people outside their immediate household should make informed
choices and choose lower risk activities and settings:
gathering size limits
outdoors to allow for the greatest physical distance possible
closed spaces and crowded places
personal protective practices such as:
- keep interactions as few, as brief, and from the greatest distance
a non-medical mask, whether in indoor or outdoor shared spaces
hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette and avoid touching your eyes, nose or
mouth with unwashed hands.
matter how you plan to celebrate Easter, show kindness and respect to others by
maintaining a physical distance, wearing a non-medical mask, and staying home
and away from others if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
of stress are common during the holiday season, including Easter and may be
amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
may be experiencing:
care of your mental health. Start coping with your emotions early and
acknowledge any negative emotions. These may be feelings of sadness or
disappointment about missing a holiday celebrations or religious gathering.
of getting sick with COVID-19 or of making others sick
conflict resulting from differences in risk comfort level
about breaking important family traditions or being away from loved one.
that it’s okay to skip family gatherings to protect yourself, your family and
you live alone, consider spending Easter with another household.
- Consider getting outside for exercise,
lower-risk socializing, and positive mental health and well-being.