The province has moved into a “modified Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen” – matches can still meet indoors with limitations. Effective January 5, and only if you feel comfortable, matches are still permitted to meet indoors as long as no more than five people are gathering and everyone is able to stay two metres apart during the visit. Rides in cars are also still permitted as long as everyone in the vehicle is wearing a mask. Whether indoors or out, masks are required when you are not able to stay two meters apart. This change is in accordance with the announcement made by the Ontario government on January 3.

Our masking and physical distancing guidelines remain unchanged, regardless if people are fully vaccinated or not. This means that whether you are indoors or out, masks are required when you are not able to stay two meters apart; meaning when riding in a car together, all individuals in the car should be wearing their mask.

Always remember the 3 W’s – Wear a mask, Wash your hands, and Watch your distance! Let’s all work together to stay as safe and happy as possible.

Public health officials encourage proper hygiene and hand washing to prevent the spread of the virus. We would encourage everyone to follow common prevention measures for viruses (provided by health units) such as proper hand washing or sanitizing, sneezing or coughing into your arm or sleeve and isolation or avoiding close contact with anyone showing symptoms of a respiratory illness. Additional resources are available on PHAC website.

To our Bigs and Littles, THANK YOU for your commitment to staying connected to each other during this difficult time!

We will continue to keep you posted as things change in the Covid situation. You can also find out the current information by following these links: Grey Bruce Public Health Homepage or COVID-19 in Ontario

Let’s continue our efforts by following the regulations and advice from the government and public health officials, so we can limit further transmissions and avoid further restrictions. For more information visit the Government of Ontario’s website. 

If you are in need of support, we are always here to support you. You can reach out to us via email or call our office 519-376-4449.

The onslaught of COVID-19 can be quite disheartening and stressful but all of us here at Big Brothers Big Sisters Grey Bruce, will continue navigating forward, to ensure we come out of this BiggerTogether!

Stay healthy, stay happy and stay safe!

 

 

–Last updated January 21, 2022–