Ah, social distancing and self-isolation, terms that weren’t even in our lexicon until recently. Now, it’s all we can talk about.
To be clear: the Government of Canada refers to self-isolation as something for individuals who have “no symptoms AND a history of possible exposure to the novel coronavirus due to travel outside of Canada or close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.” Those in self-isolation are asked to stay home and monitor themselves for symptoms while avoiding contact with other people to help prevent the spread of the disease.
Social distancing, on the other hand, is something we can and should all do to help prevent further spread, particularly to help those that may be easily susceptible to the virus. This includes avoiding crowding or gatherings of more than 10 people, and staying home as much as possible.
With all of that in mind, it’s natural that people look to the cottage as their reprieve from everything—what better place to truly get away from it all? (There’s less people, and you can be surrounded by nature!) Here’s how cottagers on Instagram are practising social distancing.