This Version Posted: October 21, 2021
Practise physical distancing as much as possible anytime you’re outdoors or in the community. This is important to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Current COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario mean larger indoor/outdoor gatherings are allowed, more businesses and services can reopen/resume, and additional restrictions are being lifted.
- Right now, up to 100 people are allowed at outdoor gatherings and organized public events. Be sure to maintain 2 metres physical distance from anyone you do not live with. You must wear a mask if you are within 2 metres of a person who is not part of your household.
- Currently, small indoor gatherings of up to 25 people are allowed (including those from different households). Masks should be worn.
Tips for Physical Distancing:
- Keep a minimum two-metre (six-foot) distance between yourself and others. That’s roughly the length of a hockey stick or a pool noodle.
- When out in the community, practise physical distancing.
- Wear masks inside all public places. Consider mask use outdoors too, when unable to maintain physical distance from those outside your household.
- Get outside to exercise and be active, but try to maintain a physical distance of at last 2 metres (6-feet) from others.
- Get both doses of your COVID-19 vaccine when eligible.
- Greet people with a wave, bow or nod, instead of handshake or hug. After being outside, wash your hands with soap and water.
- Work from home if possible. Talk to your supervisor, manager, or employer about options. Cancel in-person business meetings. Instead, look at teleconferencing or video chat options.
- If you are sick, stay home and use Ontario’s online COVID-19 Screening Tool to see what additional care you may need.
- Sanitize/wash your hands when entering or exiting building. Avoid long lineups. Use tap to pay instead of handling money.
- Do NOT use public transit if you are sick. Self-isolate at home right away.
- If you must use public transit, wash hands often, keep a two-metre distance between other passengers, wear a non-medical mask and aim to travel in non-peak hours.
Remember: While you may not feel sick, and while these measures may seem inconvenient, they are important to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- Physical Distancing – Public Health Ontario Fact Sheet
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