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COVID-19 Safety Tips

Help us keep Ontarians healthy.

Thank you for staying apart, respecting physical distance, wearing a mask and washing your hands to help keep yourself, your friends and family safe all year long. We’ve all worked hard to get this far. Now, we need to work even harder.

Help fight COVID-19 with safety tips from Ontario’s doctors.

Continue to do your part to flatten the curve by following these COVID-19 safety tips from Ontario’s doctors.

Wash your hands

Wash your hands thoroughly and often.

Wear a Mask

Wear a mask or face covering at all times.

Unless you are at home with housemates or outdoors with guaranteed two metres distance from others.

Stay away from crowds

Stay away from crowded places, both indoors and outdoors.

Calendar 2 Week Period

Do not assume that a two-week isolation before a get-together is safe.

Entering a single store within the two weeks and ridesharing, taking public transit or even stopping for gas on the way to the gathering could put everyone attending at risk.


Gather only with members of your household.

Experts recommend that you don’t invite others into your home and socialize virtually instead. If you live alone, you may consider joining one other household.

COVID-19 app

If you get COVID, trace your contacts.

Download the COVID-19 app and/or keep track of where you have been and when.

Shop locally. Avoid travel. Socialize virtually.

Delivery options

Shop locally, using curbside pick-up and/or delivery options.

If your city is in a lockdown, don’t travel to other parts of the province.

Non-essential travel

Avoid all non-essential travel.

This includes travel across the province, between provinces and outside of Canada.

Connect virtually

Connect virtually with others.

If you know family, friends or colleagues who may be lonely, especially the elderly, vulnerable people and people who live alone, arrange a virtual visit.

Mental health

Take care of your mental health.

Try talking about any difficult emotions you may be feeling with a loved one or seek the support of a trained professional.