Keep your distance

While health officials have been trying to promote social distancing, some people aren't taking it seriously enough. When you're out and about, make sure to keep your distance from those around you whenever possible. This won't just help to prevent the spread of the virus, it will reassure others, especially the more vulnerable members of the community.

Lend a hand

If you have people in the community who are more at risk, offer to run their errands for them so they can stay safely at home. Also keep an eye out for those who might need a hand with chores around the house and don't have their regular carers to help. Simply putting out the garbage or tending the garden a little will be much appreciated.

Be considerate in line

Standing for long in a line in the current circumstances can be pretty exasperating. If you see someone struggling, think about letting them go in front of you to ease the burden.

Do small acts of kindness

Little acts of kindness go a long way these days. Doing small acts of kindness like paying the grocery bill for the person behind you, letting someone grab the last package of toilet paper, or telling an employee "thank you very much for all you do" lifts people's spirits and spreads light.

Let things go 

So many people are anxious and irritable these days. Make a choice to let things go when you are slighted or inconvenienced  -- it is a way to show mercy to others.

Go the extra mile for the elderly

Seniors have suffered greatly due to COVID-19 -- like the frustration at not seeing loved ones, and not knowing when, or if, they'll get to see them again. So when out and about, if you see a senior looking a little vulnerable, stop and chat from a safe distance. Let them know they're not alone.

Smile with your whole face

It's the most simple of gestures but a real smile lights up our whole face and can be seen in our eyes. It's hard to hide a genuine smile from under a mask, so be sure to keep smiling -- it puts people at ease and boosts their spirits.