Due to the safety precautions necessary for organizing during COVID-19, here is a short tip sheet on building successful, meaningful and important actions in the fightback against Conservative cuts.
To slow the spread of COVID-19, Canada’s social distancing recommendations include avoiding crowded places and gatherings, avoiding common greetings, such as handshakes, limiting contact with people at higher risk (e.g. older adults and those in poor health), keeping a distance of at least 2 arms lengths (approximately 2 metres) from others, as much as possible and staying home whenever possible.
We can observe these recommendations while at the same time building momentum and ensuring public outreach, a pillar in our fightback.
Your Personal safety is key to all of your organizing.
- Create virtual organizing meetings, through an online platform or a conference call feature. Try not to meet in person to ensure you do not expose others
- Map out current list of shared resources/materials you possess
- Designate roles in advance so that there is no confusion or last-minute changes in picking up materials or other resources
- designate a “health and safety monitor” to oversee all actions and follow-up with participants to ensure they are keeping safe
- Simple tactics are meant to have a quick movement but also to ensure there is compliance with Health and Safety measures
- The June 3rd action list is designed to ensure safety in our action organizing. Please use the Power of Many website to find suggested actions.
- Use Personal Protective Gear. Face masks and gloves are highly suggested. Each person should always carry hand sanitizer in case of touching surfaces or having contact with others.
- Mass gatherings larger than five (5) are not allowed. When orchestrating an action it is best to ensure the gathering is sparse and that social distancing rules all apply.
- Maintain a physical distance of at least 2 meters between all participants