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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health

Lending Programs

There are a variety of lending programs throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties to help you get moving. Some of these programs are listed below.

Urban Poles

Urban poling is a physical activity that combines walking with poles similar to ski poles. It can be done by people of any age at almost any level of fitness, and can be done outdoors anywhere at any time.

Urban Poling Kits are available for loan to community groups and workplaces.  The kit contains everything needed to start an urban poling program, including 10 pairs of urban poles for up to six (6) weeks.

Want to Borrow a Kit?

Complete our online request form to request the use of one of our lending kits for your organization.

Need More Information About Lending Programs?

For information about any of the lending programs listed above, or for any general questions about physical activity or local healthy eating programs and services, call our Healthy Life Line at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 610.

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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.