Please review our website thoroughly before contacting Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH). If you are a Health care provider/health worker, please visit our COVID-19 Health Care Resources page.
Based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, moved the province into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen includes but is not limited to:
- Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 10 people;
- Outdoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, capped at the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of two metres;
- Indoor religious services, rites, or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services permitted at up to 15 per cent capacity of the particular room;
- Non-essential retail permitted at 15 per cent capacity, with no restrictions on the goods that can be sold;
- Essential and other select retail permitted at 25 per cent capacity, with no restrictions on the goods that can be sold;
- Outdoor dining with up to four people per table, with exceptions for larger households;
- Outdoor fitness classes, outdoor groups in personal training and outdoor individual/team sport training to be permitted with up to 10 people, among other restrictions;
- Day camps for children permitted to operate in a manner consistent with the safety guidelines for COVID-19 produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health;
- Overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks, and short-term rentals;
- Concert venues, theatres and cinemas may open outdoors for the purpose of rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted concert, artistic event, theatrical performance or other performance with no more than 10 performers, among other restrictions;
- Outdoor horse racing tracks and motor speedways permitted to operate without spectators; and
- Outdoor attractions such as zoos, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens with capacity and other restrictions.
Please view the regulation for full details.
HPEPH will continue to update hpePublicHealth.ca to include information for local businesses and residents. Local business owners/operators who are unable to find answers to their questions on our web page are invited to complete our online inquiry form.
Click on the categories below to learn more about the COVID-19 response in Hastings & Prince Edward Counties.
- Self-Assessment Tool – Ministry of Health
- COVID-19 Vaccines Fact Sheet – HPEPH
- COVID-19 UK Variant Fact Sheet – HPEPH
- COVID-19 Information Videos in American Sign Language – Ottawa Public Health
- COVID-19 Information For and By People With Disabilities – HPEPH
- COVID-19 Fact Sheet – HPEPH
- Mental and Emotional Health During COVID-19 – HPEPH
- Sexual Health and COVID-19 – HPEPH
- Substance use During the COVID-19 Pandemic – HPEPH
- Pregnancy During COVID-19 – HPEPH
- COVID-19 Advice: Religious Services, Rites or Ceremonies – Ministry of Health
- How to Self-Monitor – Public Health Ontario
- How to Self-Isolate – Public Health Ontario
- Self Isolation: A Guide for Caregivers and Contacts – Public Health Ontario
- Caring for Pets – Public Health Ontario
Signs and Posters
- Attention Visitor Sign (EN) / Avis Aux Visiteurs (FR) – Ministry of Health/HPEPH
- COVID-19 Retail Store Sign – HPEPH
- Mandatory Mask Sign with Exemptions – HPEPH
- Wash Your Hands – Public Health Agency of Canada
- Physical Distancing – Ministry of Health
- What You Need to Stay Healthy – Ministry of Health
- How and When to Wear a Mask – Ministry of Health