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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health

Physical Activity for Early Years (0 to 4 years)

As a parent, guardian or caregiver, you can make a big difference by encouraging the children in your life to engage in active play.

Daily Physical Activity

Video – Introduction to Physical and Health Literacy

The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years) shows us what a healthy 24-hour period looks like – including physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep recommendations.

More information coming soon!

Other Resources:

  • Have a Ball: Includes over 100 activities and games to get children under six (6) moving!
  • Active for Life: Contains resources for parents to help their kids develop physical literacy.
  • ParticipACTION: Information about physical activity benefits and guidelines across the lifespan.

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Province of Ontario has Declared a Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives.  Read more.

Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m., the provincial government is issuing a stay-at-home order requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work.

Owner/operators of a businesses, workplaces and/or other community organizations who are unsure of how to adjust operations for COVID-19 are encouraged to visit sector specific guidance regarding provincial lockdown measures at Ontario.ca or call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659. If you are unable to find an answer to your questions or need further guidance, please fill out this web form.

During the provincewide shutdown, no indoor social gatherings are permitted, except with members of the same household (the people you live with). Individuals who live alone and single parents may consider having exclusive, close contact with another household. Outdoor gatherings must be limited to 5 individuals, and proper physical distancing must be maintained.

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.