COVIDsafe Services

General COVIDsafe Guidelines and Symptoms

Standardized recommendations across all industries:

General Guidelines

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.

COVID-19 Symptoms

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:

Other symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Aches and pains

  • Sore throat

  • Some people have also reported nausea, runny nose and diarrhoea

General Screening Questions

  1. Are you feeling sick or experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above? (Examples include a new cough, headache, weakness, fever, difficulty breathing, etc.)

  2. Have you travelled outside Canada in the past 14 days?

  3. Did you provide care or have close contact with a person with COVID-19 (probable or confirmed) while they were ill?

Hand-Washing Protocol

Government of Canada printable posters are available online here for ease of access (but should include the following instructions):

  1. Wet and lather with warm water and antibacterial soap

  2. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds, remembering between fingers and the back of each hand

  3. Rinse thoroughly

  4. Dry your hands using disposable towels or air dryers

Social Distancing

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

Using of Personal Protective Equipment

How to put on and safely remove PPE:

More details and recommendations from the CDC can be found here: