Social Media Campaign Encourages Social Distancing

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A new social media campaign in Oxford County is asking everyone to Be Smart and Stay Apart. Southwestern Public Health is asking everyone to post a picture or a video of you practicing social distancing.

OXFORD COUNTY - Southwestern Public Health is asking everyone to Be Smart and Stay Apart.

They have launched a new social media campaign to promote physical distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19.

In an effort to emphasize the importance of physical distancing, Southwestern Public Health has launched a social media campaign called “Be smart, stay apart,” asking members of the community to share a photo or video demonstrating how they are practicing physical distancing, while staying socially connected - at home, at play and at work (essential service workers).

You can Get creative and spread the word by doing the following:

- Post a photo or video demonstrating how you’re practicing physical distancing, while staying socially connected – at home, at - play, or at work.

- Tag @SWPublicHealth (Facebook and Instagram) @SW_PublicHealth (Twitter)

- Use hashtag #BeSmartStayApart

- Help spread the word by tagging/nominating a friend

Physical distancing includes, but is not limited to:

- Talking to your supervisor, manager, or employer about the possibility of working from home where possible.

- Avoiding sending children to daycare, if you are able to.

- Avoiding visits to Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes, Supportive Housing, Hospices and other congregate care settings unless the visit is absolutely essential.

- Avoiding non-essential trips in the community.

- If you have to go into the community for an essential trip via taxi, be sure to keep the windows down.

- If possible, limit or consider cancelling group gatherings.

- If you have meetings planned, consider doing them virtually instead of in person.

- Whenever possible, spend time outside and in settings where people can maintain a 2 meter distance from each other.

Find more information on you can participate in the campaign online here.

Online Police Record Checks 1

Woodstock Police are now offering residents to get criminal checks online.

You can now apply for three types of record checks, 24 hours per day without attending Police headquarters.

You must be a current resident of the City of Woodstock in order to apply through this Police Service.

It is a criminal offence to apply for a record check on behalf of another person.

More information on how to apply can be found on our website.

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