Do you have fever and/or a cough, runny nose, sore throat, shortness of breath, or fatigue?
Do not go to an ER or clinic. Call Health Link 811 for testing and self-isolation instructions.
COVID-19 cases in Canada
COVID-19 infection rate
Protect yourself from infection
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, then dry with a clean, unused towel or paper towels.
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizer can also be used, although this may not be as effective.
- Do not touch your face, mouth or eyes.
- Regularly wipe down all door handles, hand rails and other surfaces in your home with alcohol wipes, disinfective wipes, or a warm, soapy cloth.
- Avoid shaking hands or other physical contact with others.
- Practice social distancing - try to keep at least 2m or 6ft from others.
How to self-isolate
It is important to stay at home to stop COVID-19 from spreading.
Try to keep at least 2 metres (3 steps) from other people in your home, particularly people over 70, or those with long-term health conditions
Ask friends, family and delivery services to deliver things like food shopping and medicines but leave them outside
Sleep alone, if possible
Regularly wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
Drink plenty of water and take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, to help with your symptoms
Do not have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)
Do not leave your home, for example to go for a walk, to school or to public places
Self-isolation will not cure or stop the spread of COVID-19. It will, however, greatly reduce the speed at which this virus spreads through our community, and it will make it easier for our healthcare facilities by reducing the number of infected patients at any given time. For a more indepth explaination, please read this article.