To minimize the spread of any respiratory virus (including things like the flu/influenza and COVID-19), Health and Community Services recommends the following:

  • Maintain a physical distance of 2m from others wherever possible
  • Wear a mask when distancing is not possible
  • Washing your hands often, for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoiding contact with people who are sick
  • Practising proper cough and sneeze etiquette

Here is a hand washing tutorial by the Center for Disease Control (CDC):




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