There are many things you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your community.
The best protection is proper hand washing, including before and after you eat your meals. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using soap and water is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection. You can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth and nose prior to washing your hands.
Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. Throw the used tissue into a garbage can and then wash your hands. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve.
are ill, have symptoms of flu such as a fever or cough, you should stay home.
Masks are required in all public indoor settings for all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+). For more information, visit the Government of B.C. website.
Make changes in your routines in order to minimize close contact with others, such:
Avoid crowded places and non-essential gatherings
Avoid common greetings, such as handshakes
Limiting contact with people at higher risk (e.g. older adults and those in poor health)
Keeping a distance of at least 2 arms lengths (approximately 2 metres) from others, as much as possible