WATCH — What is physical distancing?

Story by CBC Kids News • 2020-03-26 12:46

It’s like social distancing, but minus the ‘social’

We’ve been hearing a lot about social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Now everyone is talking about physical distancing.

So, what’s the difference?

They basically mean the same thing, but as the coronavirus spreads and infects more people, the restrictions are getting more serious.

And we’re being encouraged to find ways to be social, while still staying apart from each other — far apart.

For example, you now need to stay two metres away from other people instead of just one.

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