Physical Distancing & How You Can Help

What is Physical Distancing?

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control has advised everyone to practice physical distancing (JPG) to help curb the spread of the highly-contagious COVID-19 coronavirus. This means that when outside their homes, people should maintain a physical distance of at least two metres (six feet) from others.

Other ways to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres (six feet) from others:

  • Limit activities outside your home
  • Use online options to connect with others
  • Keep your hands at your side when possible
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cough into your sleeve or elbow
  • Avoid all social activities in large gatherings

Enjoying the Outdoors Safely

For their mental and physical health, Coquitlam families are encouraged to enjoy the parks and trails throughout the community together with those from their household, while avoiding groups of more than two or three and maintaining a physical distance of at least two metres (six feet) from others at all times.

Parents are also urged to reinforce with their children the importance of maintaining a physical distance of at least two metres (six feet) from others.

Please note that playgrounds, sport courts and fields, skateparks, dog parks and public washrooms are closed. Open park spaces and trails are available for residents to enjoy, while maintaining physical distancing measures.