Recommendations should apply to staff and clients who are not displaying any signs of COVID-19. Anyone who has had symptoms, or who has been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, should reschedule any appointments following the government-recommended 14 day self-isolation period.
Symptoms can vary from person to person and also vary in severity. For a full list of common symptoms and additional details, please visit the World Health Organization for further information.
Common symptoms include:
A dry cough
Other symptoms include:
Shortness of breath
Aches and pains
Some people have also reported nausea, runny nose and diarrhoea
Are you feeling sick or experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above? (Examples include a new cough, headache, weakness, fever, difficulty breathing, etc.)
Have you travelled outside Canada in the past 14 days?
Did you provide care or have close contact with a person with COVID-19 (probable or confirmed) while they were ill?
Government of Canada printable posters are available online here for ease of access (but should include the following instructions):
Wet and lather with warm water and antibacterial soap
Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds, remembering between fingers and the back of each hand
Dry your hands using disposable towels or air dryers
Recommendations for Social Distancing (more details of prevention):
Avoiding large crowds or non-essential gatherings
Limiting your exposure to people or communities considered at higher risk
Keeping a distance of at least 6 ft between yourself and others
How to put on and safely remove PPE: https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/ppe/ppe-sequence.pdf
More details and recommendations from the CDC can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/using-ppe.html