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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Road Safety

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, along with community partners, is involved in a number of road safety initiatives aimed at helping to reduce injuries and deaths in our community due to motor vehicle collisions. We join other community partners as members of the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition (QRTC), which works to improve road and off-road safety in our region through education, enforcement and engineering.

Impaired Driving

Drivers are responsible for ensuring they are not impaired by any substance. If you plan on driving, do not use cannabis, alcohol, or other drugs. If you are not sober, there are always options for a safe ride home. Never get into a car with an impaired driver. Instead, take a taxi, share a ride, use public transit, have a designated driver, call a friend, or stay over.

Cyclist Safety

Sharing the road safely is the responsibility of both drivers and cyclists. For more information, please see our Active Transportation page.

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Need More Information About Road Safety?

Contact us at 613-966-5500, toll free: 1-800-267-2803 or TTY: 711

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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.