Please read the following information for preventing Coronavirus:
At this time, there is no vaccine for COVID-19 or any natural health products that are authorized to protect against it.
If you have travelled to an at-risk area
If you have travelled to Hubei province, China, Iran or northern Italy in the last 14 days, limit your contact with others for 14 days, starting the day you began your journey to Canada. This means self-isolate and stays at home. Contact the public health authority in your province or territory within 24 hours of arriving in Canada for advice.
If you have COVID-19, reduce contact with others
If you are sick, the following steps will help to reduce contact with others:
It is important to know how you can prepare in case you or a family member become ill.
Proper hygiene can help reduce the risk of infection or spreading the infection to others:
If you are a healthy individual, the use of a mask is not recommended for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Wearing a mask when you are not ill may give a false sense of security. There is a potential risk of infection with improper mask use and disposal. They also need to be changed frequently.
However, your health care provider may recommend you wear a mask if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 while you are seeking or waiting for care. In this instance, masks are an appropriate part of infection prevention and control measures. The mask acts as a barrier and helps stop the tiny droplets from spreading you when you cough or sneeze.
For Public Health Authority contact information in Nova Scotia, please call 811