General FAQs

    How do I protect myself and others?

    You can help protect yourself and loved ones by taking the following precautions:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose as much as possible.
    • Avoid contact with people who are ill and their items.
    • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands. Wash hands after coughing and sneezing.
    • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet, exercise and enough sleep, to enhance your body's immune system.
    • If you need to self-isolate, please follow the advice from your healthcare provider.

    What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

    Common signs include fever, and respiratory symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia and acute respiratory distress.

    What should I do if I'm worried I might have COVID-19?

    Please take the online self-assessment test at Telehealth Ontario. If you are concerned about your symptoms after taking this assessment, call Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 or Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.