Last updated: April 4, 2022
Physical distancing means limiting close contact with other people. People are usually asked to keep two metres (six feet) away from one another. When physical distancing is used with other public health measures, it can help to reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19.
While physical distancing is one tool to help limit the spread of COVID-19, it is not practical in many situations. Now that most people in B.C. are fully vaccinated, it is more important to respect people’s personal space.
Some people may not be comfortable getting physically close or having direct physical contact with other people. Some people may also need to take extra precautions to protect themselves or members of their household from COVID-19.
Respecting personal space is one of the layers of protection you can use to prevent the spread of COVID-19.