The Northwestern Health Unit is hoping to help cottagers prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they return to their summer homes.

Health unit staff say residents should not travel if you or any of your family members require medical care, or have symptoms of COVID-19. If they do, you are asked to not use local health providers unless it’s an emergency.

If you or anyone with you begins to feel ill or experiences COVID-19 symptoms, you’re asked to return home immediately. You’re also asked to only travel with immediate family members only.

Staff ask that you purchase or bring your supplies from home, but if you must go out, use businesses with curbside pickup or delivery if possible, and maintain two metres of physical distancing at all times.

All residents are asked to always maintain physical distancing and hand hygiene measures at all times.