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Noun: physical distancing
  1. Keeping a safe space between yourself and other people, and avoiding crowds, in order to slow the spread of infectious diseases. Large-scale measures include cancelling group events or closing schools, workplaces and public spaces.
    "To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces."; "Physical distancing can prevent the virus from transferring to one another; it doesn't mean that socially we have to disconnect from our loved ones.";
    - social distancing

Type of: prophylaxis

Antonym: physical contact

Encyclopedia: Physical distancing