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Why should I help stop the spread?
Following public health measures will reduce community spread. Lower community spread, in turn, will protect people, especially children and people with medical conditions who are not able to be vaccinated.
What steps should I take to stop the spread?
- Stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and contact your local Assessment Centre for testing, even if you are fully vaccinated.
- Get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are eligible. Click here for more information.
- Show proof of vaccination where required.
- Continue to practice physical distancing.
- Wear a mask, as required by law in all indoor public spaces and indoor workplaces.
- Wash your hands with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue.
- Disinfect frequently-touched surfaces.
- Follow gathering limits.
- During travel, follow public health guidelines. Avoid travel to high-risk areas unless for essential reasons.
- Respect any additional safety measures businesses have put in place.
- Reach out to vulnerable people in your community who may need support.
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When am I considered fully vaccinated?
You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. At work and in public places, continue to follow public health measures like wearing your mask or face covering, practising physical distancing, and washing your hands frequently. These steps are recommended for everyone, including people who are fully vaccinated.
Can I gather with family and friends?
Under Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen, the maximum gathering sizes permitted are:
- Indoors: 5 people
- Outdoors: 10 people
When gathering indoors:
- with a group of fully vaccinated individuals, you may consider removing your face covering if everyone is comfortable.
- with people from multiple households who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or status is unknown, you should wear a face covering and physically distance.
When gathering outdoors:
- with a group of fully vaccinated individuals, no face covering or physical distancing is necessary.
- with people from multiple households who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or vaccination status is unknown, you should consider wearing a face covering if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Regardless of where you are, you can wear a face covering and physically distance if you feel it is right for you, especially if you or others are immunocompromised or at high-risk of severe disease or exposure to COVID-19.
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Where is proof of vaccination required?
Proof of vaccination will be used in higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn. These settings are:
- Indoor areas of concert venues, theatres, and cinemas
- Indoor areas of restaurants, bars, and other food and drink establishments without dance facilities (excludes outdoor patios, delivery and takeout)
- Indoor and outdoor areas of food or drink establishments with dance facilities, including nightclubs and restoclubs and other similar establishments (excludes delivery and takeout)
- Indoor areas of horse racing tracks, car racing tracks and other similar venues
- Indoor areas where film and TV productions take place with studio audiences
- Indoor areas of casinos, bingo halls, and other gaming establishments
- Indoor areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities, including waterparks and personal fitness training (limited exceptions apply)
- Indoor areas where spectators watch sporting events
- Indoor areas of meeting and event spaces (includes banquet halls, conference and convention centres, with limited exceptions)
- Indoor areas of bathhouses, sex clubs and strip clubs
These requirements will not apply to settings where people receive medical care, food from grocery stores, medical supplies and similar items.
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