Guiding Principles

Planning a safe walk

As a virtual walker, you can take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please make sure you familiarise yourself with state guidelines and restrictions before you walk. Your health and the safety of others needs to be a priority.

  • Stay home if you are sick or do not feel well, seek advice from your doctor
  • Follow local social distancing recommendations throughout your walk.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of the elbow. Used tissues should be thrown into the trash.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol and rub hand together until dry.
    • Young children should be supervised to ensure they are using sanitizer safely.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Use cloth face coverings as feasible. Face coverings are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on:
    • Children younger than 2 years old
    • Anyone who has trouble breathing
    • Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance