Latest News Releases from Grey Bruce Health Unit

Vaccine rollout details  Many vaccine appointments in August/September are being cancelled for rebooking to sooner dates. You may receive a phone call directing you to rebook using either the provincial or local booking systems.  Electronic Vaccine Receipt   Cancel/Reschedule Vaccine Appointment   Vaccine Booking FAQ

Ontario entered Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen on Friday, July 16, at 12:01 a.m. Grey Bruce is entering a modified Step 3. For details, review this media release and this guidance document: Guidance for Modified Step 3 in Grey Bruce, along with these memos: Memo for Restaurants - Modified Step 3Memo To PSS - Modified Step 3Modified Step 3 Long-Term Care Home Memo July 16, 2021.

Note: Sexual health clinics are closed for the month of July. If you require urgent assistance including birth control prescriptions, go to nearest emergency room. For a supply of condoms, visit our office during regular hours

What can I do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

 

There are a number of ways that people can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

 

All Ontarians should also be taking the following actions to protect their health:

  • Practice Physical Distancing
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer - Hand Hygiene
  • Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay at home if you are sick or unwell.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch objects and surfaces frequently
  • Wear a face covering in indoor public places or when physical distancing may be difficult.

 

Rogers TV - Face Coverings

COVID-19 Update with Dr. Arra Jan. 21, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Physical distancing means making changes to your everyday routines to limit close contact with others.

  • Keep a distance of at least 2 metres from others (that’s 6 feet, or a hockey stick!)
  • Stay home as much as possible
  • Avoid non-essential errands
  • Avoid gatherings or crowded places
  • Limit contact with people at high risk (older adults, people with compromised immune systems)
  • Work from home, if possible
  • Physical Distancing (Public Health Agency of Canada)

 

What not to do while physical distancing:

  • No dinner parties
  • No sleepovers
  • No playdates
  • No families or groups together at the grocery store
  • No having friends over for coffee
  • No extended family gatherings

 

Who should practice physical distancing?

Everyone! We all have a role in doing what we can to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Remember: while you may not feel sick, and while we know these measures are an inconvenience, please be mindful of the members of our community who are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others.

 

Anyone can take the COVID-19 self-assessment online to help determine how to seek further care and next steps. You can also call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000. Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

 

It is just as important as ever to keep physically active for maintaining both physical and mental well-being. There are plenty of physical activities that can be done around the home. Some ideas include:

 
  • Going outside for some fresh air, a walk, a run, or a bike ride is okay - just remember to keep at least 2 metres (6 feet) between yourself and others and don’t gather together in groups.
  • Online exercise classes
  • Jump rope
  • Stair stepping
  • Planking
  • Lunges
  • Cleaning
  • Weight lifting

 

Resources

WHO – Stay Physically Active During Quarantine 

Active for Life – 200 Activities You Can do with Kids at Home 

Finding Balance – Exercises at the Kitchen Sink

 

 

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