Keeping Germs Away & Physical Distancing
Stay home
  • do not use public transportation, taxis or rideshares

  • do not go to work, school or other public places

  • your health care provider will tell you when it is safe to leave

Limit the number of visitors in your home
  • only have visitors who you must see and keep the visits short

  • do not visit with people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19, meaning:

    • seniors

    • people with chronic medical conditions (for example, diabetes, lung problems, immune deficiency)

Avoid contact with others
  • stay in a separate room, away from other people in your home, as much as possible and use a separate bathroom if you have one

  • make sure that shared rooms have good airflow (for example, open windows)

Wear a mask
Keep distance
  • if you are in a room with other people, stay at least two metres away from each other and wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth

  • if you cannot wear a mask, people should wear a mask when they are in the same room as you

Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze

  • if you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hand

  • throw used tissues in a wastebasket that’s lined with a plastic bag

    • the plastic bag makes it safer and easier to empty the wastebasket

    • after emptying the wastebasket, wash your hands

Wash your hands
  • wash your hands often with soap and water

  • dry your hands with a paper towel, or with your own cloth towel that no one else shares

  • use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

Read the Government of Canada’s guidance on how to self-isolate if you have:

Check out these tips on self isolating in English and Inuktitut 

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