Practise Safe 6

Practise the Safe 6 plus 1

These 6 steps, plus wearing a mask, will help keep you and your community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. Keep your distance

Keep your distance








Respect people's boundaries

Keep a physical distance from people not in your household – a 2-metre (6-feet) distance, to be exact.

If you need to get close, respect others’ boundaries and ask before moving closer.

  • Avoid common greetings, such as handshakes.
  • Avoid crowded places, such as stores, during busy times.

2. Keep your hands clean

Keep your hands clean








Binge wash and chill

Wash your hands and wash them often. But – before and after – there’s so much more you can do to keep your hands clean.

  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean shared surfaces.


3. Feel sick? Stay home

Share the love, not the germs








Share the love, not the germs

Even if you feel like you could power through – do not. By staying home, you protect others and allow the Yukon to carry on strong.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you should stay home:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • loss of sense of taste or smell
  • fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • muscle aches

Use the online COVID-19 self-assessment tool to see if you should get tested for COVID-19 or call 811 to speak to a nurse.

4. Avoid crowds

Avoid crowds









Keep your group size intimate

You must limit:

  • personal gatherings;
  • organized gatherings;
  • seated, ticketed events; and
  • other gatherings in indoor public places.

For all gatherings, keep 2 metres (6 feet) between yourself and anyone who is not in your household.

Personal gatherings

Limit personal gatherings in both public and private places to:

  • 10 people from a maximum of 2 households if everyone eligible is vaccinated; and
  • household members only if anyone eligible is not vaccinated.

Organized gatherings

Limit organized gatherings, including conferences and weddings, to:

  • 25 people indoors, with mandatory proof of vaccination; and
  • 50 people outdoors.

Seated, ticketed events

Limit seated, ticked events, including arts and sporting events, to a maximum of 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity with:

  • mandatory proof of vaccination;
  • seating restricted to individual households; and
  • physical distancing between households.

Faith-based and cultural gatherings

Faith-based and cultural gatherings are limited to a maximum 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity with:

  • mandatory proof of vaccination;
  • seating restricted to individual households; and
  • physical distancing between households.

Other indoor public spaces

Limit other indoor public spaces to a maximum 50 per cent of the venue’s capacity.

5. Avoid travelling to communities

Travel with respect









Get to know each other. Same place, new norms

The acting Chief Medical Officer of Health recommends that you do not travel between communities or between communities and Whitehorse. 

Check which First Nations governments and communities have issued travel advisories and vaccination declarations on the Council of Yukon First Nations travel advisory page

6. Self-isolate if necessary










Get creative with ways to stay connected

Being alone does not have to be lonely. Keep in touch with the outside world while you’re on the inside. Video chat, phone, heck – write a good old-fashioned letter! It’s communication with the human touch.

You must self-isolate if:

  • you’re a contact of someone diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been advised to self-isolate by Yukon Communicable Disease Control;
  • you’re waiting for results of a COVID-19 test; or
  • you have COVID-19.

7. And do not forget the plus 1!

What’s the "plus 1" you ask? Wearing a mask of course!

You must wear a mask:

  • in all indoor public spaces; and
  • In outdoor public settings where you cannot keep physically distanced from other people.

If you’re a student you must wear a mask when you’re:

  • in a classroom;
  • sitting at a desk; and
  • in all indoor school settings outside the classroom including common areas and hallways.

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