House order lifted however public well being tips are nonetheless vital: MLHU – London

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The Middlesex-London Health Unit reminds everyone in their area of ​​responsibility to exercise caution in following public health guidelines.

Even if the stay at home order ended on Wednesday, not much will change until the first phase of the province’s new reopening plan goes into effect and the MLHU stresses that the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet.

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“Today little has changed, apart from the language around the stay at home,” said the deputy health officer, Dr. Alex Summers told Global News.

“Although our case numbers are falling, do we remember what it was like that the second wave (case numbers) was very low and what happened after that? Well, the third wave started. Although vaccinations continue to be introduced, we must avoid this fourth wave by being continuously vigilant now. “

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The MLHU reminds the public to avoid indoor gatherings with people outside their household (people living alone are encouraged to consider contact with only one other household), wear a mask, keep a distance of two meters from others and washing your hands frequently.

“Don’t go to work when you feel sick,” says the MLHU. “Visit an assessment center to get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19, if you have been contacted by the Middlesex-London Health Unit or through the COVID Alert Notification app of a confirmed close contact with one Case were informed. ”

Summers adds that “we really are on the home stretch,” with a rapidly increasing number of people receiving their first and even second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We just ask people to hold on, hold on, hold on, we’ll get there. Just wear the end of this pandemic with us. “

– with a file from Nick Wesoll of Global News.

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