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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Public Beaches

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors the environmental conditions and tests the water for unsafe bacteriological levels at municipally designated beaches in accordance with the Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline.

Beach postings or closures occur when conditions exist that may be harmful to the health of bathers. Review our weekly public beach report for any postings or closures in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

Posting beach water as safe for swimming does not override any local and/or provincial COVID-19 restrictions in place related to beach use or public gatherings. All current public health restrictions must continue to followed. Beginning June 30, 2021 at 12:01 a.m outdoor gatherings limits for social gatherings and organized public events are limited to 25 people, including members of different households. Individuals are required to maintain social distance of two metres and to wear a mask or face covering when social distancing is difficult. For more information about provincial restrictions, please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions..

Municipal Beaches

The following public bathing beaches will be tested weekly by Public Health from mid-June to the end of August:

  • Centennial Park, Deseronto – Bay of Quinte (weekly)
  • Centennial Park, Northport – Bay of Quinte (bi-weekly)
  • Frankford Park – Trent River (weekly)
  • Kingsford Conservation Area – Salmon River (bi-weekly)
  • Legion Park, Marmora – Crowe River (weekly)
  • Moira Lake Park – Moira Lake (bi-weekly)
  • Roblin Lake Park – Roblin Lake (bi-weekly)
  • Tweed Park – Stoco Lake (weekly)
  • Wellington Beach – Wellington Bay (weekly)

The following bathing beaches will be tested by Public Health once a month in June, July and August:

  • Booster ParkBeach – Crowe Lake
  • Diamond Lake Beach – Diamond Lake
  • Echo Beach – Papineau Lake
  • Foster’s Lake Beach – Foster’s Lake
  • Hinterland Beach – Kaminiskeg Lake
  • L’Amable Lake Dam – L’Amable Lake
  • Riverside Park, Bancroft – York River
  • Steenburgh Lake
  • Wollaston Lake Beach – Wollaston Lake

Provincial Beaches

Provincial park beaches are monitored by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. For the status of their beaches in our region, check out the following links:

Need More Information About Public Beaches?

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

News, Research and Reports RELATED TO: Public Beach Reports

NOTICE: Public Health Beach Posting

PUBLISHED: Friday August 13, 2021

NOTICE: Public Health Beach Posting

PUBLISHED: Friday June 18, 2021

Notice: Public Health Beach Posting

PUBLISHED: Friday September 4, 2020

Weekly Public Beach Report

PUBLISHED: Friday September 4, 2020

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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.