Venn diagrams to the rescue! Social circles vs social gatherings have been cleared up by Ottawa Public Health. They also managed to do it with their signature sense of humour.
For Ontarians who have been wondering about the difference between social circles and social gatherings, health officials in Canada's capital city have made a handy Venn diagram to explain it.
The organization shared the image in a July 30 tweet to clear up the confusion.
"We used our expert graphic design skills to illustrate the key differences," the tweet said.
Here's the gist of it: Social circles mean there is not physical distancing required within it and it involves just your household or selected people who don't join other ones.
There is also a maximum of just 10 people in each circle.
For social gatherings, there needs to be a proper two-metre distance between people.
Masks must also be worn indoors at all times, and outdoors when physical distancing can't be maintained.
There is a maximum of 50 people allowed for indoor gatherings and 100 people for outdoor ones.
The diagram shows that these two things don't overlap and even warns that it would be "bad" if they did.
This lesson is complete with a hand-drawn Ottawa Public Health logo in the bottom right corner that gives major MS Paint vibes.
SOCIAL CIRCLES vs SOCIAL GATHERINGS: our Venn diagram There's been confusion about this, so we used our expert gra… https://t.co/OxJH648sAV— Ottawa Public Health (@Ottawa Public Health)1596112579.0
Some people were confused by the circles not overlapping and asked Ottawa Public Health to clarify what that means.
"In a nutshell, if you (alone or with your circle) attend a social gathering, you must remain distanced (and/or wear a mask when required) from anyone who is outside of your social circle," the organization tweeted.
@AccurateEric Ours too....obviously.— Ottawa Public Health (@Ottawa Public Health)1596119231.0
Despite the questions of uncertainty, a lot of people were enjoying the graphic design of the diagram and got a laugh out of it.
When Ottawa entered stage three, the limits on the number of people at indoor and outdoor gatherings increased.
Social circles were introduced back in the province back in June.
The Ottawa Public Health Twitter is known for being sassy, finding fun in situations and providing people with a laugh.