Five things you can do

1. Think of others, consider your actions & be kind: People in every community are facing the challenges of COVID-19 in some way – from needing basic provisions to help while they are unwell.

2. Connect and reach out to your neighbours: as self-isolation increases, we need to find new ways to stay connected and check in on one another for our physical and mental wellbeing. Share phone numbers, use technology or talk from porch to porch but stay in touch.

3. Make the most of local online groups: Keep up to date, share information and be a positive part of your neighbourhood’s conversations.

4. Support vulnerable or isolated people: different groups in our communities are at increased risk and social isolation and loneliness are key concerns for all ages.  We need to look out for one another – a neighbour, senior or someone who might need help.  There are things we can do like picking up groceries/supplies for a senior or someone in self-isolation and organizing a number of households for ‘group shopping’ so that fewer people go to the grocery store.

5. Share accurate information and advice: Support anyone who may be anxious about COVID-19. Sign post them to the correct advice from York Region Public Health or the Province of Ontario and encourage people to follow the correct hygiene practices.

DO YOU NEED HELP OR KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO DOES?

ARE YOU ABLE TO DELIVER FOOD FOR A SENIOR OR NEIGHBOUR WHO MAY BE IN SELF-ISOLATION?