The following general public health measures are applicable to all individuals across all the phases of the recovery plan:

 

  • Physical distancing (minimum distance of two metres)
    Maintain a minimum distance of two metres between yourself and others at all times, with the exception of members of the same household or “bubble”. People must not congregate in groups; which will impact our daily routines, business operations and recreational activities.

 

  • Frequent and thorough handwashing
    Practice proper hand hygiene including good handwashing practices. Proper handwashing requires regularly and thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water or minimum 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

 

  • Cleaning surfaces properly
    For households, regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Regular household cleaners, disinfectant wipes or a diluted bleach solution can be used according to the label directions.

 

  • Respiratory hygiene
    Practice good respiratory hygiene. When you cough or sneeze, do so into a tissue; dispose of the tissue and wash your hands afterwards. If you do not have a tissue available, cough into your sleeve or elbow.

 

  • Community face masks
    Wearing a non-medical mask, also referred to as a community face maskis required when unable to maintain physical distancing in the community (i.e. grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.).