Community public health measures
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 mask, is required when unable to maintain physical distancing in the community (i.e. grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.).