What is physical distancing?
The term ‘physical distancing’ is used interchangeably with the term ‘social distancing’. It simply means maintaining space between yourself and other people outside of your home in order to protect yourself and others from contracting the disease.
Examples of practicing physical distancing include:
- Stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arms’ length/radius) from other people, due to the distance respiratory droplets are known to travel.
- Avoid meeting others in large groups.
- Avoid crowded places and mass gatherings such as markets, churches, mosques, temples, weddings, funerals, and large celebrations.
For more information on what to do if you cannot practice physical distancing due to your living and working conditions, see Course 2.
How to Stay Connected while Physically Distancing
There are several ways to maintain important social relationships while physically distancing, such as: