Practise Safe 6

Practise the Safe 6

These 6 steps will help keep you and your community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can choose to wear a mask, and there are some places where you have to wear a mask.

1. Keep your distance

Keep your distance








Respect people's boundaries

Keep a physical distance from people not in your household – a 2-metre (6-feet) distance, to be exact.

If you need to get close, respect others’ boundaries and ask before moving closer.

  • Avoid common greetings, such as handshakes.
  • Avoid crowded places, such as stores, during busy times.

2. Keep your hands clean

Keep your hands clean








Binge wash and chill

Wash your hands and wash them often. But – before and after – there’s so much more you can do to keep your hands clean.

  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean shared surfaces.


3. Feel sick? Stay home

Share the love, not the germs








Share the love, not the germs

Even if you feel like you could power through – do not. By staying home, you protect others and allow the Yukon to carry on strong.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you should stay home:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • loss of sense of taste or smell
  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • muscle aches

Use the online COVID-19 self-assessment tool to see if you should get tested for COVID-19 or call 811 to speak to a nurse.

4. Avoid crowds

Avoid crowds









Keep your group size intimate

Interacting with more people increases the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Consider reducing the number of people you're interacting or in close contact with.

5. Avoid travelling to communities

Travel with respect









Get to know each other. Same place, new norms

Check which First Nations governments and communities have issued travel advisories and vaccination declarations on the Council of Yukon First Nations travel advisory page

6. Self-isolate if necessary










Get creative with ways to stay connected

Being alone does not have to be lonely. Keep in touch with the outside world while you’re on the inside. Video chat, phone, heck – write a good old-fashioned letter! It’s communication with the human touch.

You must self-isolate if:

  • you’re waiting for results of a COVID-19 test; or
  • you have COVID-19.

Wearing a mask

You may choose to wear a mask when the risk of COVID-19 is high, such as:

  • in crowded spaces;
  • in places where there's poor air ventilation; and
  • when you're with people at risk of severe disease.

Can someone ask you to wear a mask?

Businesses and venues may ask you to wear a mask.

Where you have to wear a mask

You still need to wear a mask in places such as:

  • long-term care homes;
  • health facilities;
  • shelters;
  • group homes;
  • the Whitehorse Correctional Centre; and
  • hospitals.

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