COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and the situation is evolving daily. Symptoms of COVID-19 are defined as having two or more of the following (new or worsening):
• Fever (chills, sweats, muscle aches)
• Runny nose
• Loss of sense of smell or taste
• Sore throat
• Unexplained loss of appetite
• Painful Swallowing
• Small red or purple spots on your hands of feet
If you start to have symptoms of COVID-19:
Stay at home and complete the 811 COVID-19 self-assessment tool. If you cannot access the self-assessment tool, please call 811.
For the most current information on public health recommendations due to COVID-19, please go to symptoms-treatment/ for local information and for Federal information.
At-a-glance – 2015 injury deaths in Canada
Injuries continue to be a public health concern in Canada. National injury death data are essential for understanding the magnitude and pattern of injuries. This paper used the Vital Statistics - Death database to examine deaths associated with injuries in 2015. Injuries were ranked against causes of death, and more in-depth analysis of injury categories was conducted by sex and age. Unintentional injuries were the 6th leading causes of death overall, with different ranking by sex. Among unintentional injury deaths, leading causes included falls, poisonings, motor vehicle traffic collisions, and suffocation, which varied by age group.
Summer Health and Safety Tips:
Its June and it’s the official start of summer. Although the warm weather may still be a few weeks away for us here in Newfoundland and Labrador we know it’s just around the corner. Before the sunshine hits we at NLIPC wanted to remind you of a few safety tips to keep you and your love ones safe and healthy this summer. Let’s take a look at a few things to keep in mind when you are making the most of the season.
Cannabis Safety Tips:
NLIPC recently established a Cannabis Safety Working Group in an effort to promote safe practices around cannabis use and possession. Stay tuned for cannabis safety information in the coming months, particularly surrounding the new classes of cannabis to be legalized this fall.
Here are some safety tips to keep in mind if you choose to use and/or possess cannabis:
June 3-9 2019 is celebrated as National Safe Kids Week across Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador will be participating in these events. Coordinated in the province by Safety NL, the provincial launch will be held at Beachy Cove Elementary School, Portugal Cove-St. Philips with an assembly involving students, staff, community leaders, government representatives, safety professionals and other guests.
'Don't leave home without your helmet:' Advocates push for safety when off-roading.
The RCMP and RNC teamed up with Safety NL, The NLIPC, the City of St. John’s and the Rovers Ground Search and Rescue for a public education session on March 10th focused on ATV and snowmobile safety.
Accidents and deaths could be prevented...