Wordless Wednesday: Social distancing guidelines with your favourite animal

Sadly, as hot spots  of COVID infections keep popping up around the world, we need to be reminded that we cannot let our guard down, both for ourselves and for others. The only weapons we have at the moment that we know can work are social distancing and wearing our masks. Here is a small sample of guidelines from around the world as to how you can judge that you are really 2m (6 ft) from others by imagining animals between you. It works for sports equipment, too. Maybe you’d like to add your own guidelines!

From Florida

From Alaska

From New Zealand

From the Yukon

For Llama lovers

From Australia

From Siberia

From Hawaii

From Louisiana

And for those of you who don’t relate to wild animals, try imagining chickens!


I would have thought that the moose poster is most representative of Canada (and Maine),

but having just been to my local Tim Horton’s, the most Canadian measure for accurate social distancing is clearly the 46 timbits rule! [For non-Canadian readers, timbits are little donut balls.]




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30 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Social distancing guidelines with your favourite animal

  1. Just catching up & I love this one – humour never fails to get the message across!

  2. Jean says:

    Some brilliant catchy ideas…I like the caribou, moose and alligator the best.

  3. Now those are social distancing guidelines I can appreciate. Maybe the stores could actually bring in an alligator or bear – that would certainly keep people apart!

    • Jane Fritz says:

      Lol. Now that’s my idea of a good suggestion. Brilliant!

      • Just as an aside – while shopping today (wearing both mask and gloves), I got a little distracted and put my items on the register belt sooner than I should have, which elicited a “Social Distancing!” comment from the lady in front of me. Had there been an alligator or bear between us, I would have paid a lot more attention.

        • Jane Fritz says:

          It’s funny, isn’t it, how even though we’re completely onside and aware of protocol, when we find ourselves in a familiar environment the long-established routines kick in. I did something similar today. There is no doubt that an alligator would have brought me up short! 😄

  4. I recommend more than one alligator! 🙂 – Marty

  5. 😀 Never seen these before lol! Social distance, wear your masks and wash your hands (I carry a 50ml bottle of sanitizer everywhere!)

  6. bekitschig says:

    Aw, these made me chuckle! It is nice, that we are able to find humor during these times

  7. Fun! A lighter look at this dreadful pandemic. I guess for Maine it would be moose.

  8. A nice selection of separaters

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