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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Personal Service Providers

Personal services settings include any place that offers aesthetic services such as body piercing, tattooing, nail care, hair removal, and hairstyling. In 2018, the Ministry of Health implemented the Ontario Personal Service Settings Regulation 136/18 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, which applies to all personal service settings with the following exceptions:

  • Hospitals
  • Retirement homes and long-term care homes
  • Settings where the personal services are primarily provided by a member of a regulated health profession
  • The dwelling of a person receiving a personal service, where the personal service is provided at that dwelling

Public Health Inspectors regularly visit personal services settings to assess the potential for risk – for both clients and workers – of acquiring infections during the delivery of these services. Our inspectors work with personal service providers to offer guidance on infection prevention and control according to the requirements and recommendations described in the Ministry of Health’s Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Personal Services Settings.

If you are planning to open a new personal service business in Hastings or Prince Edward Counties, please complete and submit the Personal Service Notification form and a Public Health Inspector will contact you.

Need More Information About Personal Service Providers?

Call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 677.

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

HPEPH is currently offering vaccine to eligible groups. In order to keep our phone lines free for those who are currently eligible, please do NOT contact us to inquire about vaccinations unless you have been invited to participate.

Groups Currently Eligible to Book at Ontario.ca/bookvaccine:

  • Individuals turning 50 and over in 2021
  • Health care or personal support workers
  • Childcare workers (licensed & unlicensed)
  • Education workers (including special education)
  • Residents and staff in care homes and group living settings (including essential caregivers)
  • People with highest-risk health conditions and their caregivers (for example, pregnancy, organ transplant, multiple sclerosis)
  • People with high risk health conditions and their caregivers (for example, BMI of over 40, chemotherapy, Down syndrome)
  • People with at-risk health conditions (for example, autoimmune disorders, heart disease, diabetes)
  • Chronic home health care recipients
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, including members of their household
  • People who cannot work from home (Group One and Group Two)

Groups Eligible to Book at Pharmacies:

Groups Eligible to Pre-Register

For booking information for eligible individuals, please visit  hpePublicHealth.ca/covid-19-vaccines/

CURRENT RESTRICTIONS IN HPEPH

A province-wide Stay-at-Home order is in effect, and requires everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely. Please avoid close contact with anyone outside your household. 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 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.