Health and safety resources

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to look to government and other responsible organizations for guidance on how to best protect yourself, and for updated rules on how we should isolate ourselves, travel, shop etc. 

Advice from Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Province of Nova Scotia

We must all work together to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here are important steps we are requiring all Nova Scotians to take:

  • Stay home as much as possible. When you are out, practice social distancing by limiting contact with other people (stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart) and have no more than 5 people together.
  • Shop only for essentials, such as groceries and prescription medication and only have one person doing the shopping.
  • If you’ve traveled outside the province, self-isolate for 14 days.
  • If you feel unwell, go to 811.novascotia.ca and use the self-assessment questionnaire to find out if you need to call 811.
  • Wash your hands often, avoid touching your face and clean surfaces regularly.

If someone in your community is self-isolating or ill, what they need is your support, compassion, and understanding. I encourage you to:

  • Check in with those closest to you by phone, text or social media.
  • Have a video chat with someone in isolation.
  • Make sure your neighbours have what they need.
  • Encourage people to get information from reliable sources, like novascotia.ca/coronavirus.

Following public health direction and supporting each other is how we will beat this virus.

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