stop the spread!

stop the spread!

stop the spread!

Get health and wellness information & COVID-19 support in your language


Outside of GTA Call: 1-866-300-3454 For Support in Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Bengali and Punjabi


Call Peel Region Helpline for support in English
(Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

It’s been more than a year that the world has been combating COVID-19 and sadly, our toughest times are not yet over. While our government is working on measures to flatten the curve, our community continues to be at a great risk. It’s in our hands to stop the spread. 

Minimize your risk by avoiding the 3 Cs:

  • Closed spaces with poor ventilation
  • Crowded places with many people nearby
  • Close faces, such as close-range conversations

Before going out, consider the risks and make informed choices to keep yourself, your family and your communities safe. If a planned activity makes you more likely to be exposed and puts you at higher risk of getting COVID-19, consider avoiding it.

If you’re at risk of more severe disease or outcomes from COVID-19 or if the activity means you can’t avoid the 3 Cs:

  • stay home as much as possible
  • take all possible measures to reduce your risk
  • socialize with only a small and consistent group of people
  • call ahead or check online to learn if the store, business or destination offers specific hours for you to visit
  • use curbside pick-up or delivery options rather than in-person shopping for prescriptions and groceries

Learn more here

Personal practices for all public spaces

Follow public health measures and reduce your risks when participating in personal and social activities by following these personal practices:

  • Stay home if you feel sick or have any symptoms, even if mild
  • Avoid physical contact with others
  • Wear a non-medical mask or face covering when:
    • indoors in public spaces
    • indoors or outdoors in closed spaces, crowded places and close contact situations where you can’t keep 2 metres away from others
    • required by the business or local public health authority
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue, or the bend of your arm
  • Minimize handling cash by using cashless transactions, or cleaning your hands if you do use cash
  • Keep 2 metres away from anyone who doesn’t live with you or isn’t in your small and consistent social circle, as mandated by current government rules.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or carry hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol
    • Wash or sanitize your hands often, especially:
      • before eating or drinking
      • when you enter and exit a building
      • after you touch common and frequently touched surfaces or objects

Learn more here

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