In response to the recent outbreaks of COVID-19, we encourage our users to follow the recommendations from the World Health Organization and Health Canada. The health and safety of our users is our number one priority and we each play a vital role in preventing the virus from spreading. When buying or selling, there are some simple measures you should take to help keep yourself and your community healthy.
Health Canada suggests that when you are planning a pick-up or drop off you should:
Human corona viruses causes infections of the nose, throat and lungs. They are most commonly spread from an infected person through:
Current evidence suggests person-to-person spread is efficient when there is close contact.
Federal and provincial public health leaders have recommended that all travellers from outside of Canada self-isolate for 14 days. These efforts will contribute to slow the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in Canada.
If you are sick, reduce contact with others by:
It is important to know how you can prepare in case you or a family member become ill.
Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance between each other. Social distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak. With patience and cooperation, we can all do our part.
This means making changes in your everyday routines to minimize close contact with others, including:
Proper hygiene can help reduce the risk of infection or spreading infection to others:
Masks act as a barrier from the virus and helps to stop tiny droplets from spreading when you or someone near you sneezes or coughs.
The risk of contamination via products shipped over a period of days or weeks at room temperature is very low.
There is no known risk of coronavirus entering Canada on parcels or packages.
There is currently no evidence to suggest that this virus is circulating in animals in Canada.
It is possible that some types of animals can be infected with COVID-19 but there is no evidence that pets or other animals can spread the virus. There are still many unknowns about COVID-19 and this is an area that remains to be studied and understood.
Until we know more, if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have a pet or other animal:
To date, there have not been any reports of livestock being infected by COVID-19 anywhere. However, livestock producers should follow normal biosecurity measures as always. This includes limiting visitors or workers who may have travelled to, or been in contact with, someone from an affected area. For more information on-farm disease prevention, producers are encouraged to consult the:
We encourage anyone who has information regarding potential non-compliant sale or advertising of any health product claiming to treat, prevent or cure COVID-19, to report it using this online complaint form.
Let’s all do our part to help stop the spread of this deadly virus. Stay safe, be smart and wash your hands.