Paid PostPosted on Oct. 22, 2020Just A Whole Bunch Of Photos That Will Make You Cringe During A PandemicWash your hands, people!by Government Of CanadaBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. This person sneezing — without covering their mouth. Pabst_ell / Getty Images Sneezing happens! Just make sure you do it into your elbow or a tissue — not in someone's face (ew!). And make sure to wash your hands after. Better yet, wear a mask, too! It's a super simple way to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 2. These people holding onto a railing in a subway car. Thamkc / Getty Images Try to avoid contact with frequently touched surfaces (like door handles and ATMs) to help keep yourself from getting sick. If you need to touch them, no worries! Just keep some sanitizer on hand and use it often. 3. This very, VERY crowded park. Yusufozluk / Getty Images There's nothing like spending a beautiful day in the park with all your best buds! But these days, just make sure to do so responsibly by keeping your bubble small and consistent. And keep 2 metres between yourself and others. 4. These people getting their groove on at the club. Deagreez / Getty Images Dancing to your favourite tunes is fun, but large gatherings in enclosed spaces are risky. Turn your club crawl into a physically distanced park hang or a drive-in movie night instead. 5. This sick employee who still came to work — and definitely isn't self-isolating. Lightfieldstudios / Getty Images Getting a cold is annoying (and cold season is coming!), but don't try to push through it. Stay at home while you have symptoms and consider whether you should get tested for COVID-19. You don't want to get everyone in your office sick, too! 6. This pair sharing a bite at their favourite restaurant. Jacoblund / Getty Images You may want to give your partner a taste of your lunch. But unless you're living together, now may not be the time to share your food — and definitely no sharing with friends! The positive side: more for you! If you really want to make sure you're both staying safe, consider getting a COVID-19 test to put your mind at ease. 7. This extremely crowded (and not socially distanced!) subway station. Taciophilip / Getty Images We all know the struggle of rush hour traffic, and avoiding it isn't always possible. If you have to take public transportation, consider measures you can put in place to protect yourself and others, like physically distancing and wearing a mask. 8. This excited tyke munching on a snack. Selimaksan / Getty Images Sometimes you feel too rushed to wash up before you snack! But handwashing is a fast and efficient way to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Lather up with soap and water or use hand sanitizer when you get home, after you use the bathroom, after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces, and DEFINITELY before you sit down to eat. 9. These people sampling each other's drinks. Elisaveta Ivanova / Getty Images The cocktail you ordered might be absolutely delicious, and you definitely want to give your friends a taste. But sharing glasses and straws is a bad idea right now. Just tell them to get their own! 10. This person paying for their groceries in cash. Siewwy84 / Getty Images Cash can change hands thousands of times a day! Try your best to use contactless payment wherever possible to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. If you do use cash, make sure to wash your hands right after! 11. This person having a good chomp on their nails. Stevanovicigor / Getty Images Biting your nails is a ~super~ hard habit to break, even during the best of times. But try to avoid putting your fingers in your mouth, nose, or eyes to help keep illnesses at bay! 12. And lastly, this person inspecting some fresh veggies at the grocery store. Golero / Getty Images We get it: You want to make sure you're getting the freshest ingredients! Just make sure you're not bringing them close to your face or touching things you don't plan to buy. That'll help limit the spread of COVID-19 and influenza! For more information on COVID-19 and the latest health guidelines, check out these resources from the Government of Canada.