With the beautiful stretch of sunshine and warm weather, summer recreation and fun are on the minds of many.
And now, in an effort to encourage people to enjoy themselves and curtail the spread of COVID-19, the BC Government has released Dr. Bonnie Henry’s Good Times Guide.
The guide itself is a webpage full of tips and advice from BC’s Provincial Health Officer that for anyone who’s been paying attention is nothing we haven’t heard since the pandemic was declared in BC back in March.
Still, as the summer weather continues and people begin to expand their social bubbles, the advice is as relevant as ever and serves as a good reminder for how everyone can do their part to help flatten the curve.
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“We all love good times,” the guide states. “Follow Dr. Bonnie Henry’s guide, and we can keep each other safe and healthy. Don’t get stuck in self-isolation for 14 days, or worse – get sick, because you shared beers at a party or made out with someone with COVID-19. Have a good time – safely.”
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The guide also notes that “good times have been linked to community outbreaks of COVID-19 in BC.”
Further, “people in their 20s to 40s have spread the virus to friends, families, and strangers at house parties, bars, restaurants, and more. Let’s help stop the spread.”
Tips on the guide include:
- Stay home if you’re feeling sick
- Hang out with people you know.
- Don’t pass around drinks, smokes, tokes, and vapes
- Stay outside
- Hang out in small groups
- Give space
- Clean your hands often
- Pay attention to mental health
- Hooking up? Do it safely.