Physical Distancing: Slow the Spread of COVID-19
In public health, physical distancing is a set of non-pharmaceutical measures considered to prevent the spread of contagious diseases by maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing close contact with each other. In the current COVID-19 pandemic, this means keeping a safe distance of at least 6 feet or 2 meters between yourself and other people who are not a part of your household. This is one of the essential strategies to help limit and slow the spread of COVID-19. In public spaces, try to avoid crowded or large public gatherings. Practice extra care while using public transport and avoid greetings such as handshaking, hugs, etc. Along with physical distancing, follow other safety protocols such as covering your face and practicing good hygiene – wear a face mask and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.