There are three main ways you can become infected:
People who live in close quarters (for example, nursing homes or long-term care facilities) or have close contact with another person whether it be at work, school or hugging, are also more likely to get sick. Anyone can spread COVID-19 – even if they don’t have symptoms.
Experts say it is possible to get sick if you touch a surface with the virus and then touch your mouth, nose or eyes. But this isn’t the main way the virus spreads.