About COVID-19
Basic Personal Hygiene & Personal Protective Equipment
Basic Hygiene Standards
Occupational Safety & Health
Safe Hygiene
Physical Distancing
Enhanced Cleaning
Communication Strategy

What is physical distancing?

The COVID-19 virus is transmitted from person to person by the sharing of air droplets with infected people, or from dirtying one’s hands on contaminated surfaces.

Physical distancing is a method of transmission prevention, where a minimum distance of 1.5 metres should be kept between individuals to avoid contact with air droplets.

A minimum distance of 1.5 metres is considered enough to significantly reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

  • The recommended distance varies depending on the situation and circumstances.
  • If specific distances are mandatory, they are mentioned in their respective sections in the “COVID-19 Tourism Operations Manual for Palestine.”