Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam told Canadians to wearing masks while having sex to stop the spread of the coronavirus, though reiterated that going solo is still the safest way to partake in sexuality.

According to a statement first reported by Reuters, Tam said while coronavirus is likely not transmitted through semen or vaginal fluid, couples are at risk of swapping the virus by close face-to-face contact.

Tam said anyone having sex should avoid kissing and wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose.

“Like other activities during COVID-19 that involve physical closeness, there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of getting infected and spreading the virus,” said Tam. “Canadians can find ways to enjoy physical intimacy while safeguarding the progress we have all made containing COVID-19.” 

Tam also went on to say that the best way to prevent viral transmission is to skip having a partner at all and to go solo.

“The lowest risk sexual activity during COVID-19 involves yourself alone,” said Tam.  

Currently, Canada has had approximately 129,425 coronavirus cases to date resulting in 9,132 deaths.