Lower your chance of getting sick
If you’re at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, it’s important to take actions to lower your chance of getting sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and when preparing food.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol if soap and water aren’t available.
- Always keep some with you when outside of your home.
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Practice physical distancing.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid crowds and large gatherings.
If you can’t maintain a distance of at least 2 meters from others, take the following measures:
- keep interactions brief
- wear a non-medical mask or face covering
- give a friendly wave instead of a handshake, kiss or hug
What to do if you develop symptoms of COVID-19
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, stay home and reduce your contact with others:
- Isolate yourself at home for 14 days to avoid spreading it to others.
- If you live with others, stay in a separate room or keep a 2-metre distance.
- Wear a medical mask (if not available, wear a non-medical mask or cloth face covering) if you’ll be:
- in close contact with others
- going out to access medical care
- Call your health care provider or local public health authority, and tell them about your symptoms, then follow their instructions.
If you develop the symptoms listed below, call 9-1-1 and inform them that you may have COVID-19. The following symptoms should be considered urgent:
- difficulty breathing, such as not being able to catch your breath
- chest pain or pressure
- confusion or difficulty waking up
Culled from Canada.ca