Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (Special Administrators Appointed)

Social Distancing

One way to slow the spread of viruses is social distancing (also called physical distancing). The more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.

In public

Social distancing in public means people:

  • stay at home unless is absolutely necessary
  • keep 1.5 metres away from others
  • avoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kisses
  • use tap and pay instead of cash
  • travel at quiet times and avoid crowds
  • avoid public gatherings and at risk groups
  • practise good hygiene

See important information on restrictions on public gatherings.


Steps for social distancing in all homes include:

  • stay at home unless going out is absolutely necessary
  • keep visitors to a minimum
  • reduce visits to the shop
  • carefully consider what travel and outings are necessary
  • regularly disinfect surfaces that are touched a lot
  • increase ventilation in the home by opening windows or adjust air conditioning

Keep in touch with others

You can still keep in touch with loved ones while you practise social distancing:

  • use video chats
  • schedule phone calls to chat with others you would normally see
  • use online groups to interact
  • chat with neighbours while keeping 1.5 metres apart
Source: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others-from-coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing-for-coronavirus-covid-19#keep-your-distance