Recommendations issued by the Government of Quebec
COVID-19 is a new disease that is part of the “large family” of coronaviruses. Pathogenic viruses that cause a variety of illnesses in humans, ranging from “classic” colds to much more serious lung infections that cause, for example, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
For the latest information on the VIDOC-19 outbreak in Canada, visit canada.ca/coronavirus.
- If possible, stay home and avoid going outside
- For returning citizens: 14 days voluntary isolation is recommended for all returnees from abroad
- Wash your hands regularly and avoid sharing personal items such as plates, utensils and glasses
- Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water
- Observe the rules of hygiene when coughing or sneezing
- If you are ill, avoid contact with people who are more vulnerable, including the elderly and people with illnesses
- Avoid direct contact for greetings, such as handshakes, and favour the use of alternative practices
- If you feel anxiety or emotional reactions that persist, you can contact the Info-Social 811 service (24/7 psychosocial telephone consultation)
We invite you to consult the government website for more information quebec.ca/health/health-problems/a-z/coronavirus-2019/
Additional measures for prostate cancer patients
- All patients currently in active treatment or in future treatment should have a recommendation for voluntary isolation at home, except for medical conditions
- Mandatory hand washing at the entrance of the cancer centre