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'Sharing A Hug' & 9 More Activities Are Allowed Without Masks Once You're Fully Vaccinated

Canada announced new rules and gave examples of things you can do.

There are now rules for fully vaccinated people in Canada regarding what can be done without masks and distancing. On the list, hugs and nine more activities are included as things you can do.

According to new guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada that was released on June 25, you are considered fully vaccinated when you've received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. At that point, there are a lot of activities you can do in a bunch of different settings.

No mask or physical distancing is necessary when outdoors with a small group of fully vaccinated people and doing things like having a small family BBQ, camping with friends or family, swimming at the lake and sharing a hug.

The same rules apply if you're indoors with a small group of fully vaccinated people and having dinner with a small group of friends or watching sports on TV.

Playing a close contact sport, gathering with a group of friends, going to a child's outdoor birthday party and attending an outdoor wedding are also permissible activities when you're outdoors with people from multiple households who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or their vaccination status isn't known.

In some situations, fully vaccinated people are being asked to consider wearing a mask and keeping up with physical distancing guidelines. That includes indoor activities with multiple households with people of all vaccination statuses and activities that are indoors or outdoors when people are gathering closely.