COVID-19: Social media and promotional resources for Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada

For your consideration and use on your social media channels, please see the below general social media COVID-19 messaging and images.

As this is an evolving situation, please follow Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada social media channels for engagement opportunities. Feel free to engage via retweet, quote tweet or share on your official social media channels.

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General information

For the latest and most up-to-date information on #COVID19, visit the Government of Canada's webpage or call the coronavirus information line: 1-833-784-4397.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

Misinformation

False statements and misinformation about #COVID19 continue to circulate online and on social media.

Get information you can trust: #GOC is a credible, fact-based, and reliable source for #COVID19 information.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Symptoms- Self-Assessment Tool

#COVID19 symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Do you think you might have COVID-19? Use the self-assessment tool.

https://ca.thrive.health/covid19/en

Hand washing

Proper hand hygiene helps reduce the risk of getting or spreading infection of #COVID19:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • use soap and water, or alcohol-based hand sanitizer if that's not available
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

More:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html#hygiene

People who are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19

Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are at risk for severe illness from #COVID-19. Find out how to protect yourself, your family and your community.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/people-high-risk-for-severe-illness-covid-19.html

Caregiver

If you need to provide care for someone with #COVID19 at home, you will need to know how to:

  • Limit contact
  • Protect yourself
  • Keep your environment clean
  • Monitor yourself for symptoms

Find out more:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/how-care-someone-covid-19-home.html

Isolation

Protect yourself and others if you need to isolate at home due to #COVID19. Learn more about how you should:

  • Limit contact with others
  • Keep your hands clean
  • Avoid contaminating common items and surfaces
  • Care for yourself

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/covid-19-how-to-isolate-at-home.html

Physical distancing

#Physicaldistancing minimizes close contact with others in the community:

  • keep a distance of at least 2 arms-lengths (approximately 2 metres) from others
  • avoid crowded places and gatherings
  • avoid common greetings, such as handshakes
  • limiting contact with people at higher risk, like older adults and those in poor health

Learn more:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html#social

Awareness resources

Looking for resources on #COVID19?

Find all of the #GOC #COVID19 awareness resources for information on how to stay safe and help reduce the spread of the virus. Some resources are available in multiple languages.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources.html

Masks

Be #COVIDwise. Learn the facts around wearing a non-medical mask, and get tips to help slow the spread of #COVID19 in your community.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/about-non-medical-masks-face-coverings.html

COVIDwise

Making small changes to your everyday routine to minimize close contact with others can save lives. Do your part to slow the spread of #COVID19.

  • Wear a mask
  • #Physicaldistancing
  • Wash your hands
  • Stay home if sick

Learn more:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html

Covid Alert App COVID Alert helps you protect your loved ones by limiting the spread of the virus. It provides notifications about potential exposure to the virus that causes #COVID19 so you can take action! www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/covid-alert.html

Key hashtags

COVID Alert app

Download and share social media products about the COVID Alert app. Also available are products you can print or alter for your organization, or promote on video screens.

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Protect your community. Download the COVID Alert app.

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Double your protection. Use both a mask and the COVID Alert app.

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Help prevent future outbreaks. Download the COVID Alert app.

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Help limit the spread. Download the COVID Alert app.

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Do your part. Download the COVID Alert app.

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Download the COVID Alert app before heading out.

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Use the COVID Alert app to know if you may have been exposed.

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The COVID Alert app is easier to download than you think.

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I downloaded COVID Alert

Add this frame to your Facebook profile picture to tell us that you've downloaded COVID Alert and are helping reduce #COVID19 exposure!

English frame:

www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=915181035676322

Bilingual frame:

www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=661784404760738

NA To add a sticker to your Instagram story, tap the 'Sticker' icon in the 'Story' menu and select the sticker you want from the options.
Products that can be altered, printed or used on video screens
Creative (if applicable) Description Text Format
Poster with printable dimensions of 8.5 inches x 11 inches.

Double your protection.

Download the COVID Alert app and wear a mask.

The more Canadians who install the COVID Alert app, the better we can limit the spread of COVID-19.

Let's protect each other. Download the app. Learn more:

Canada.ca/coronavirus

1-833-784-4397
Poster with printable dimensions of 8.5 inches x 11 inches.

Protect your community.

Download the COVID Alert app.

The more Canadians who install the COVID
Alert app, the better we can limit the spread of COVID-19.

Let's protect each other. Download the app.

Learn more:

Canada.ca/coronavirus
1-833-784-4397

An infographic of key points related to the COVID Alert mobile app, including:

  • how the app works
  • how it protects your privacy
  • what to do if you test positive
  • what to do if you may have been exposed
  • why you should download the app
Access HTML format for full text of COVID Alert infographic. PDF of COVID Alert infographic
36-second video about the COVID Alert app Access the transcript for the 36-second video on the COVID Alert app.
2-minute video about the COVID Alert app Access the transcript for the 2-minute video on the COVID Alert app.
Trueview ad 1 for COVID Alert app on YouTube for social media campaign Protect your community. Help break the chain of infection by knowing if you may have been exposed. Download the new COVID Alert app.
Trueview ad 2 for COVID Alert app on YouTube for social media campaign Help prevent future outbreaks. Get notified if you may have been exposed. Do your part. Download the new COVID Alert app.
Trueview ad 3 for COVID Alert app on YouTube for social media campaign Help limit the spread of the virus. Be alerted about a potential exposure. Let's protect each other. Download the new COVID Alert app.
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Help prevent future outbreaks. Download the new COVID Alert app.
Canada.ca/coronavirus

Aidez à prévenir de futures éclosions. Téléchargez la nouvelle appli Alerte COVID.
Canada.ca/le-coronavirus

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Horizontal digital display banner

Protect your community. Download the new COVID Alert app.
Canada.ca/coronavirus

Protégez votre communauté. Téléchargez la nouvelle appli Alerte COVID.
Canada.ca/le-coronavirus

COVID Alert app - Protect your community - Horizontal digital display banner: 1920x1080.png

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Help prevent future outbreaks. Download the new COVID Alert app.
Canada.ca/coronavirus

Aidez à prévenir de futures éclosions. Téléchargez la nouvelle appli Alerte COVID.
Canada.ca/le-coronavirus

COVID Alert app - Help prevent future outbreaks- vertical digital display banner: 1080x1920.png

Vertical digital display banner

Protect your community. Download the new COVID Alert app.
Canada.ca/coronavirus

Protégez votre communauté. Téléchargez la nouvelle appli Alerte COVID.
Canada.ca/le-coronavirus

COVID Alert app - Help prevent future outbreaks- vertical digital display banner: 1080x1920.png

Suite of health-related apps

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Download COVID Alert, Canada's free exposure notification app. NA

Canada COVID-19, an app to help you:

  • stay informed about COVID-19 in Canada
  • determine what actions and next steps you should take
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Use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel information required for entry into Canada. NA

Digital and printable factsheet with Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada app descriptions and download links.

Let's protect each other. Download these apps.

COVID Alert
Canada's exposure notification app can let you know if you may have been exposed to COVID-19 before any symptoms appear.

COVID-19 App and Symptom Tracker
The app will let you receive the latest updates, trusted resources, and self-assess your symptoms.

ArriveCAN
Use this mobile app at Canadian ports of entry to speed up your arrival process in Canada and spend less time with border services and public health officers.

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support
Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to qualified people when needed.

For more information, visit Canada.ca/coronavirus and click on digital tools.

PDF suite of health-related apps

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