I know many if not most of us are concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on our families and ourselves. I live on Vancouver Island, where there currently is one confirmed case and wanted to share my experience. It shows how quickly things are changing.
I had my annual check up scheduled for next week. As I am not sick, and the check up is not time sensitive, I called the clinic yesterday morning offering to cancel. I was assured that they had lots of room next week and would still see me.
3 hours later I got a call asking me to reschedule for May. The clinic staff and doctors decided it was safer for the community to cancel all non-urgent appointments for the time being.
Social distancing is one of the ways Canada is trying to control the spread. Avoiding the doctor's office unless necessary is one of the ways to do that.
I am not a hands on caregiver to Mum or Dad, but I am providing regular care to my preemie grandson. I have to stay healthy so I can continue to provide his care.