Don't Let Your Guard Down Against COVID-19

As vaccine supply and acceleration of vaccination programs ramp up, it is important to remain vigilant, continue following local public health advice, and consistently maintain individual practices to protect ourselves and each other from COVID-19.

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Infographic: Don't Let Your Guard Down Against COVID-19

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Until community immunity is achieved from vaccination, it’s important to continue following public health measures to keep yourself and others safe:

  • Wear a well-constructed, well-fitting mask when in a shared space (indoors and outdoors) with others outside your household
  • Stay at home and away from others if you feel sick
  • Limit interactions with people outside of your household and keep them brief
  • Keep the greatest physical distance possible (at least 2 metres) apart from others
  • Practice respiratory etiquette (e.g., cough/sneeze in your elbow or tissue)
  • Wash your hands (or use hand sanitizer) often and for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects
  • Exercise outdoors

Avoid settings and activities that increase your risk:

  • Closed spaces with poor ventilation
  • Crowded places with people outside of your immediate household
  • Close-range conversations or settings where there is singing, shouting, or heavy breathing (e.g., exercise)
  • Gathering in large groups
  • Common greetings such as hugs, kisses and handshakes
  • Contact with people at risk of more severe illness (older adults, those with underlying medical conditions)
  • Touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Non-essential travel
For further information on COVID-19, refer to the Public Health Agency of Canada

Document last updated on: 2021-04-09