Advice and Guidelines
While anyone can be adversely affected by COVID-19, seniors aged 65 years and over, and those with severe chronic medical conditions such as lung, heart are more at risk then younger adults (WHO).
Use the telephone or digital devices such as tablets (e.g. iPad) and smartphones to keep in regular contact with your loved ones. While it is especially challenging for Seniors, it is important to avoid unnecessary in-person contact as much as possible.
When required, try to maintain a distance of least 3 meters, avoid touching your face, and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to cover all of the surfaces of your hands and rub them until they feel dry.
If you need groceries or supplies, don't be shy to ask family and friends to drop of what you need. There may be resources available in your area (e.g. Friendly Neighbor Hotline in the Greater Toronto Area) that can offer assistance. If you do need to go out, many businesses such as grocery and drug stores are designating hours specifically for Seniors. Please check with your local business (phone, website, Facebook) to see if this is offered. More information here.