You can now have a heart-to-heart talk at the Parksville Community Park without compromising the physical distancing protocol. (Submitted photo)

COVID-19: Have a heart-to-heart in Parksville Community Park

Painted hearts show correct way to follow physical distancing protocol

Parksville Community Park remains open for people to get fresh air and you can have a ‘heart-to-heart’ talk while you’re there without compromising the physical distancing protocol due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Parksville wants to keep the park open but insist on practising physical distancing. To make sure this is followed, the city’s operations department painted hearts in the Community Park to indicate the correct distance you need to keep between each other when having a heart-to-heart talk.

READ MORE: Parksville mayor shares message with residents

What is physical distancing?

Physical distancing is a way that we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact with others. Even though not sick, we must keep at least two metres, six feet or two arms lengths away from one another when outside our homes.

How can I practise physical distancing?

• Limit activities outside your home and avoid contact with others

• Use virtual options to connect with others

• If you are out in public, keep at least two metres between yourself and others

• Keep your hands at your side when possible

• Stay home when sick.

— NEWS Staff

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