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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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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Individuals turning 12 and over in 2021 who have not yet had a first dose, or those who meet the minimum second dose interval are now eligible to attend HPEPH walk-in clinics. To view the schedule, visit the Booking and Eligibility Page.

If you attended a clinic and did not receive an email copy of your vaccination receipt you can download a copy off the provincial booking site at covid19.ontariohealth.ca.

PHARMACY-BASED VACCINATIONS

Individuals turning 12 and over in 2021 can also receive their vaccination at participating local pharmacies. Please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for location and registration information.

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN HPEPH

On Friday, July 16 at 12:01 a.m., Ontario moved to Step 3  of the the Roadmap to Reopen. We must all continue to follow the public health measures, advice and restrictions. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people in Step 3, and distancing must be maintained. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

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 10 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.