Physical Distancing means avoiding close contact with others to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, with caution and under certain conditions, three to five close families or individuals may form an extended household group.
How to Maintain Proper Physical Distancing:
How to Form an Extended Household Group:
- Effective June 8, 2020, Extended Household Groups may expand to a maximum of 15 people.
- The three to five families or friends in an Expanded Household Group must remain consistent. Do not visit different families or friends every day.
- People in the same extended household group without high-risk people can be closer than two metres.
- If you are going to create an extended household group, consider if any member of the group has chronic health conditions that would put them at greater risk, or if they are in close contact with someone who could be vulnerable.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Continue to practise everyday preventive actions in the new normal, including:
- Practising proper cough and sneezing etiquette (into a tissue or the bend of your elbow);
- Washing your hands often with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
- Maintain a two-metre distance with people who are not in your extended household group.
You should always be aware of who you have been in contact with over the past two weeks. These are the people who would need to be contacted by public health if you were to test positive for COVID-19.
Physical Distancing Poster – Reminder for Patients (March 21, 2020)
Solidarity in social distancing, a letter from Dr. Susan Shaw, Chief Medical Officer for the Saskatchewan Health Authority | (PDF version)