Island Health is emphasizing the need to avoid social gatherings to limit the spread of COVID-19.
“We know that it can be difficult and disappointing to cancel special events and not have contact with family and friends outside your home,” Island Health says. “However, this is a critically important way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect your friends, family and neighbours, as well as our health-care care system, at this challenging time.”
Island Health says that social distancing — keeping about two metres away from others — does not mean total isolation.
“If you do not have symptoms, you can enjoy the outdoors and activities that do not bring you into contact with people from outside your home.”
Suggestions include taking part in social activities with people in your household, while connecting with other family members and friends by social media or telephone.
Other than that, consider taking an online course, complete home programs or take advantage of free online resources offered by museums and performing-arts groups.