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COVID-19: Social Distancing

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COVID-19: Social Distancing

What is social distancing?

Social distancing means reducing your in-person, face-to-face interaction with other people, and increasing the space between yourself and others. Social distancing helps everyone – whether you live with diabetes or not – lower the risk of catching COVID-19.

To do this:

  • Avoid handshaking, hugging or other intimate types of greetings. Greet others with a wave, nod or bow instead.
  • Avoid any contact with someone who looks as if they have symptoms of COVID-19. These include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough.
  • Avoid public transportation unless it is absolutely necessary, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour. Work from home when possible.
  • Large gatherings and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as bars, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, and clubs are now banned.
  • Avoid gatherings with friends and family BUT stay in contact by phone, email, internet, and social media (Skype, FaceTime, Facebook). Social distancing is not psychological distancing.


  • Avoid handshaking, hugging
  • Avoid people with cough, fever
  • Avoid public transportation
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Keep 6 feet of space in public

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