Do What’s Best for Your Household

  • Doing what’s best for you includes eating healthy foods and getting enough sleep.
  • Take care of your body and stay active to lessen fatigue, anxiety, and sadness.

Spend Time with Those in Your Household

  • Hard choices to be apart this year may mean that you can spend many more years with your loved ones.
  • Do what is best for your health and the health of your loved ones. This year spend time with those in your own household.

Take Care of Yourself

  • Being away from family and friends during the holidays can be hard.
  • When you talk with your friends and family about plans, it’s okay if you decide to stay home and remain apart from others.

Try to avoid seeing everyone at once

Just because three households are allowed to form a Christmas bubble that does not make such an event safe, particularly if your home is small. The more people you cram inside the higher the odds that one of you is unwittingly carrying the virus and the harder it is to maintain social distancing.

Table Manners

If you have the space and furniture available, consider a U-shaped table arrangement or even separate tables for different households.

Attending an event or gathering

  • Use social distancing and limit physical contact.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet or more from people who don’t live in your household. Be particularly mindful in areas where it may harder to keep this distance.
  • Avoid using restroom facilities or concession areas.
  • Check with the organiser or event venue for updated information about any COVID-19 safety guidelines and if they have steps in place to prevent the spread of the virus.

Wear masks

  • Wear a mask when interacting with other people to minimize the risk of transmitting the virus.
  • Wearing masks is most important when social distancing is difficult.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged in settings where individuals might raise their voices, such as shouting, chanting, or singing.

Outdoors is best but not risk-free

If you are considering a traditional Boxing Day walk, try to keep your distance from other households. Although the risks of transmission are lower outdoors, 2 metres is still the ideal minimum.

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