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|Pronunciation||[dee sta(n) syah syo(n) suh syahl]|
|IPA||[di stã sja sjɔ̃ sɔ sjal]|
Usage notes: The concept of distanciation sociale is simple: to prevent or reduce the spread of a highly contagious disease, people should maintain a safe distance from one another. But what is a safe distance? It depends on how the disease is transmitted; once that is determined, doctors can advise people how far to stay away from others when out in public.
|La distanciation sociale est essentielle en ce moment.||Social distancing is essential right now.|
|Tout le monde doit pratiquer la distanciation sociale.||Everyone must practice social distancing.|
While the idea of distanciation sociale has been around since the days of leprosy, the term is probably at its all-time peak now during the 2020 novel coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Social distancing vs Quarantine
In a quarantine, une quarantaine, infected persons are restricted to their homes or other designated areas.
2. Social distancing vs Social distance
Social distance, l’espace vital, is the concept of personal space – the distance that human beings require or desire between themselves and others to feel comfortable. The amount varies greatly between cultures.
- Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire
- Cordon sanitaire
- Infectious diseases
- « Nous sommes en guerre » (Adresse aux Français)
- La vie sous le confinement