Good times have been linked to community outbreaks of COVID-19 in BC. People who haven’t been socializing safely have spread the virus to friends, families, and strangers at house parties, bars, restaurants, and more. Let's help stop the spread.
We all love good times. Follow Dr. Bonnie Henry’s guide, and we can keep each other safe and healthy. Don’t get stuck in self-isolation for 14 days, or worse – get sick, because you shared beers at a party or made out with someone with COVID-19. Have a good time – safely.
If you’re even a little sick (runny nose, sore throat, cough, headache, or fever), don’t pass it on to your friends. Hang out another day.
Hang out with people you know.
And always designate a “contact keeper” to keep track of who you’re with and their contact info.
Don’t pass around snacks, drinks, smokes, tokes, and vapes.
Now is not the time for sharing anything that’s been in your mouth.
Hang out with friends outside, not inside. It’s safer for everybody. Keep your distance from other groups.
Hang out in small groups.
The smaller your group, the safer you are. If you’re going out to bars or restaurants, respect the six-person table maximum.
Keep 2m (6ft) distance if you aren’t in a person’s bubble. Respect people’s boundaries and ask for consent before you get close.
Clean your hands often.
Soap, water, 20 seconds or alcohol-based hand-sanitizer – easy! It’s one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and others.
Pay attention to mental health.
It’s OK not to be OK. Check in with how friends are feeling and offer support.
Do it safely.
Take a pass if your partner has any COVID-19 symptoms. Use protection like condoms or dental dams to reduce transmission risks for COVID-19 and STIs.