What is allowed and what isn't allowed?

Public Health Canada has done a great job of outlining the rules of physical distancing (aka social distancing); please take a look at the infographic below:


What does physical distancing mean

This means making changes in your everyday routines in order to minimize close contact with others, including:

  • avoiding crowded places and gatherings

  • avoiding common greetings, such as handshakes

  • limiting contact with people at higher risk (e.g. older adults and those in poor health)

  • keeping a distance of at least 2 arms lengths (approximately 2 metres) from others, as much as possible

Here's how you can practise physical distancing:

  • greet with a wave instead of a handshake, a kiss or a hug

  • if feasible, order groceries online

  • conduct virtual meetings

If possible,

  • use food delivery services or online shopping

  • exercise at home or outside

  • work from home


If you are unsure if an activity falls within physical distancing guidelines, reach out to your family physician or visit the World Health Organization website for more information.