Your actions matter. Make informed choices to keep yourself and others safe.


  • closed spaces
  • crowded places
  • close contact


  • stay home and away from others if you feel sick
  • follow local public health advice
  • stick to a small and consistent social circle

Assess your risk

Risk levels may vary based on your ability to physically distance, the use of non-medical masks by you and others, and the controls put in place at the establishment or setting to further reduce risk. Some examples of low, medium, high risk are provided below but depend on whether or not proper public health measures are followed. Risk level for exposure is impacted by closed spaces, prolonged exposure time, crowds, forceful exhalation (yelling, singing, coughing).

Low risk

  • Getting mail and packages
  • Grocery and retail shopping with public health measures
  • Camping
  • Driving Car (solo or with household contacts)
  • Going for a walk
  • Backyard BBQ with your ‘bubble’ contacts
  • Restaurant takeout
  • Community/outdoor parks and beaches
  • Running/hiking/biking solo or at a distance from others
  • Socially distanced picnic
  • Playing “distanced” sports outside (tennis/golf)

Medium risk

  • Hair salon/ barbershop
  • Medical/health appointments/dentist
  • Hotel/BnB
  • Taxi/ride shares
  • Working in an office
  • Playing on play structures
  • Movie theatre
  • Outdoor restaurant/patio
  • School/camp/daycare
  • Public pools
  • Malls/museums/galleries
  • Weddings and funerals
  • Visiting elderly or at-risk family/friends in their home

High risk

  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Gyms and athletic studios
  • Cruise ships and resorts
  • Hugging, kissing or shaking hands
  • Large religious/cultural gatherings
  • Watching sporting events in arenas and stadiums
  • Casinos
  • Crowded public transportation (bus, subway)
  • Crowded indoor restaurant/buffet
  • Amusement parks
  • High contact sports with shared equipment (football/basketball)
  • Conferences
  • Music concerts, or places where people are singing or shouting
  • Sexual activity with new people
  • Indoor party
  • Understand risk factors
  • Activities from least risky to most risky
  • Home alone or with household contacts
  • Outdoors with housemates or social bubble
  • Outdoors with physical distancing
  • Outdoor/indoor short amount of time
  • Indoors large groups long time
  • Indoors/outdoors crowded longer time

For more information on COVID-19:

And/or call the MCFN Community Health Nurse 905 768 0141 ext. 239 and leave a message