Councillor Josh Matlow

How to Protect Yourself

Everyone has a role to play. The actions you take will protect you, loved ones and those most vulnerable in our community.

Tips to Prevent the Spread

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed. The new COVID-19 variants of concern may spread more easily. It is more important than ever to carefully follow these public health practices:

  • Limit trips outside the home only for essentials. Such as shopping for food, health care visits, walking the dog, outdoor exercise, going to school, child care or work.
  • Do not visit friends or family in other households, even if you live in the same building.
  • Connect with friends and family by phone, social media or online.
  • Home care, support workers, and emergency repair persons are permitted.
  • People living alone may join one other household for companionship.

Remember to:

  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell, even with mild symptoms
  • Keep two metres distance from people you don’t live with
  • Wear a mask when entering indoor public spaces and outdoors when you can’t keep a physical distance
  • Wash your hands often or use alcohol-based sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue
  • Clean and disinfect high touched objects and surfaces
  • Download the COVID Alert app Opens in new window
  • Do not travel outside of Ontario

Read the Dos and Don’ts guide for more information about what is expected. Please click here to visit the City of Toronto’s website and learn more about how to say safe, including information on physical distancing, face masks, food safety, and safe sex during COVID-19.

Safe and Physically Distant Cycling Resources 

Cycle Toronto, in collaboration with Toronto Public Health, has produced an online resource regarding cycling in the time of COVID-19. Please click here to read important information on how to ride safely during the pandemic. 


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