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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Special Events & Farmers’ Markets

If you are an organizer or a food vendor at an upcoming special event (e.g. fundraisers, community/religious/service club events) or a farmer’s market, and you intend to serve food to the general public, please complete and submit the appropriate form(s) below to Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Event Organizers

Please complete the Special Event/Farmers’ Market – Organizer Notification to submit directly to Public Health. (The printable version can be printed and faxed to 613-968-1461).

Food Vendors

Please complete the Special Event/Farmers’ Market – Food Vendor Notification to submit directly to Public Health. (The printable version can be printed and faxed to 613-968-1461).

Farmers’ Markets

Please review special requirements and exemptions for farmers’ markets.


Please note that religious organizations, service clubs, or fraternal organizations are exempt from the Food Premises Regulation, as long as they:

  1. Complete and submit the Special Event/Farmers’ Market – Organizer Notification form (above).
  2. Post the Notice to Patrons sign in a conspicuous place at the entrance to the premises.
  3. If applicable, complete the Donors of Potentially Hazardous Food form.

Need More Information About Special Events & Farmers’ Markets?

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

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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 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.