Keep your Canada Day celebrations safe and healthy in 2020

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Canada Day is just around the corner! With COVID-19 still a major health concern, the celebrations are going to be a little different this year. Here are some tips for how to keep your celebrations safe and healthy.

1. Follow your local health recommendations

Protect yourself from COVID-19 by following the government health recommendations for your province or territory and the guidelines from your local and regional health authority. Practice safe hygiene and physical distancing. Wear a mask if you are out in public. Where possible, limit the time you spend in crowded public spaces like stores and public transit.

2. Follow Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

If you are planning on drinking alcohol during your Canada Day celebrations try and follow Canada’s low risk guidelines to reduce your long-term health risks. For women that means no more than 2 standard drinks per day and no more than 10 drinks per week. For men that means no more than 3 standard drinks per day and no more than 15 drinks per week. If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, the safest option for you and your partner is not to drink alcohol.

3. Celebrate Canada virtually

There are a number of virtual events being held across the country to celebrate Canada Day 2020. Protect yourself from COVID-19 while still getting involved in the festivities by tuning into these events. 

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