Because COVID-19 spreads from person to person, reducing the ways people come in close contact with each other is essential. Social distancing means staying home as much as possible and avoiding crowded, public places where close contact with others is likely.
Some news norms of social distancing will be:
- Social distancing flattens the curve (of infection) and this is what as a society will help us move back to the near normal until a vaccine is found
- Don’t hold large meetings or gatherings
- Be careful with handling anything that is held commonly by other people such as pens/elevator buttons
- Don’t unnecessarily for shopping or grocery during peak hours. Online orders work fine too
- Until the government says its okay, avoid all public gathering places such as cinemas, schools or other mixing areas.
- Keep the hugs and kisses away – for a while.
- Don’t get too close to others – keep your distance even in a line
- The best is to stay at home as much as possible
Here is a fun and easy way to explain social distancing to your kids