COVID-19: Going Out in the Community


The Ontario government is using a regional approach with the COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and OpenTBDHU is currently in the "Grey - Lockdown" level. For more details, visit the Current Level page.

At this time, Ontarians are encouraged to stay home as much as possible. Trips outside the home should only be for essential reasons, such as work, school, child care, groceries, medications, health care, exercise, or assisting vulnerable individuals. Avoid social gatherings (indoor social gatherings are not permitted), limit close contacts to those in your household, work from home if possible, and avoid travel except for essential reasons.

Follow all protective practices when you are out in the community to reduce your risk and help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distancing
  • Wearing a mask
  • Keeping hands clean
  • Cleaning commonly touched surfaces
  • Staying home when sick
  • Getting tested if symptoms develop

Each of these measures alone will not prevent COVID-19; they need to be used together to be most effective.

Ontario regulations outline what public health measures businesses, organizations and individuals are required to follow. Below are additional tips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 when you are out in the community.

By doing these things, we can all help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Last Updated: 01/03/2021