During a pandemic

During a pandemic:

  • Stay informed - watch and listen for public announcements and updates
  • Implement your household plan
  • Stay at home if you're sick. Discourage visitors.
  • Observe good hygiene practices when sneezing and coughing, cooking and looking after sick people
  • Support others if you are well enough


Masks worn by sick people can help stop the spread of germs. You can buy masks from a pharmacy (or from a hardware store).

If there is a pandemic, people will be told how and when to use their masks. A mask can be worn only for a short time, and needs changing when wet from sneezing and coughing.