Adults who are 70 years of age or older are most at risk of dying from complications of COVID‑19. To protect their health, they are asked to stay home, except for the following activities.
- to go to a medical appointment, Indeed, protecting their health also means going to their usual medical follow-up appointments and consulting when necessary. Several clinics also offer telephone consultations.
- to go out for a walk;
- to go and buy food and medication;
- Gather outside provided the respect of gathering measures.
In all these situations, people must follow the health recommendations for everyone.
During this time, families and friends are encouraged to phone seniors to catch up with them and ask them to protect themselves.
Some essential workers who are 70 years of age or older are not required to follow the stay-at-home order. In this case, the risk for the worker and the impact on essential services for the public must be assessed. Whether or not the worker can be protected must also be assessed.
Last update: May 26, 2020