COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available for eligible residents in Trent Hills. 

  • Born in 1961 or earlier: Go to the provincial booking system or call 1-888-999-6488
  • If you are 40+ in 2021 and want to receive a vaccination at a pharmacy: Contact the pharmacy directly to book your appointment
  • People with health conditions in the HIGHEST RISK category and one essential caregiver: Go to the provincial booking system or call 1-888-999-6488
    • This group includes:
      • Organ transplant recipients
      • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
      • People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (for example, motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis)
      • Haematological malignancy diagnosed within the last year
      • Kidney disease with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) under 30
  • People who live and work in high-risk congregate settings (ie. shelters, group homes): See the Click and Connect feature below for instructions about booking your appointment.
  • Caregivers in select congregate settings: See the Click and Connect feature below for instructions about booking your appointment.
  •  Eligible education staff who provide direct support to students with complex special needs. Note: eligible staff should have received information from their school/school board: Call 1-888-999-6488 to book an appointment through the provincial booking system.
  • People working in a pharmacy setting: See the Click and Connect feature below for instructions about booking your appointment.
  • People working in a primary care setting: See the Click and Connect feature below for instructions about booking your appointment.
  • Adults aged 50 and older who live in a “hot spot” community: HKPR District Health Unit region has NOT been identified as a “hot spot.

Provincial State of Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order in Effect

Latest Update:

  • The Provincial State of Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order put in place on April 8 are now being extended an extra two weeks (to at least May 20). This is part of new enhanced measures announced by the Province on April 16 to stop the spread of COVID-19. All of Ontario, including Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes, is covered by these measures.
  • As part of the Stay-at-Home Order, you must stay home as much as possible, except to go out for essential purposes. This includes: going to the grocery store/pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated for COVID-19), outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely. Police can ask you to provide identifying information if officers have reason to believe you are taking part in an organized public event or social gathering.
  • Additional measures announced on April 16 by the Province include:
    • Closure of all outdoor amenities like golf courses, basketball courts, soccer fields and tennis courts (with limited exceptions).
    • Playgrounds, play structures and equipment are still available for use if both children and parents can maintain a two metre distance from others outside their household. Parks and recreational areas can also be open for people to walk through.
    • Reducing capacity limits to 25% in all retail settings where in-store shopping is permitted. This includes supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies (which before could operate at 50% capacity)
    • Banning all outdoor social gatherings and organized public events except with members of the same household. (NOTE: people who live alone can have exclusive contact with one other family).
    • Shutting down all non-essential workplaces in the construction sector. For a complete list of essential construction that is allowed to continue, click here(NOTE: Essential includes residential construction activities or projects and related services).
    • As of Monday (April 19), limiting indoor and outdoor gatherings for religious services, weddings and funerals to no more than 10 people. Social gatherings associated with these services are prohibited, except for members of the same household. Drive-in services will still be allowed.
    • Banning interprovincial travel except for essential reasons (as of Monday, April 19, checkpoints are to be set up at Ontario border crossings into Manitoba and Quebec).
    • People are advised NOT to travel outside their region or the province unless absolutely necessary.
    • Allowing non-essential retailers to continue offering curbside pickup and delivery
  • Please read on below for additional information, including what and how businesses are impacted by these measures.

Key Measures in Shutdown

Below are highlights of the control measures. For full details, including on the Stay-at-Home Order and which businesses can open and operate (or remain closed), visit the Province’s information page:

Stay-at-Home Order

How and What Businesses Are Affected – Overview

  • Click here for a full list of businesses that can open and the restrictions now in place.
  • NEW: Capacity limits at all retail settings where in-person shopping is permitted is limited to 25% capacity. Grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, and other stores that primarily sell food must now operate at this 25% capacity (down from 50% capacity). Curbside pick-up and delivery can also be offered.
  • All non-essential retailers must close to in-person shopping. They are only allowed to operate with curbside pickup and delivery (by appointment) between 7 am and 8 pm.
  • Discount and big-box stores can remain open, but only to sell essential goods such as: grocery items, pet care supplies, household cleaning supplies, pharmacy items, health care items, and personal care items only. Capacity for in-person shopping is limited to 25% capacity. Curbside pick-up and delivery can also be offered.
  • Restaurants can only be open for takeout, delivery and drive through. Indoor and outdoor dining are not allowed.
  • Shopping malls must close for in-person shopping, and are limited to curbside pickup via appointment and delivery.
  • Gyms, fitness clubs, concert venues/theatres/cinemas (includes drive-in or drive-through events), barbershops, spas, hair salons and other select businesses remain closed. Click here for a full list of businesses that must stay closed.
  • A select group of stores are allowed to remain open by appointment only with a 25 per cent capacity limit (hours are restricted from 7 am to 8 pm). These include:
    • Safety supply stores
    • Businesses that primarily sell, rent or repair assistive devices, aids or supplies, mobility devices, aids or supplies or medical devices, aids or supplies
    • Rental and leasing services including automobile, commercial and light industrial machinery and equipment rental
    • Optical stores that sell prescription eyewear to the public
    • Businesses that sell motor vehicles, boats and other watercraft
    • Vehicle and equipment repair and essential maintenance and vehicle and equipment rental services
    • Retail stores operated by a telecommunications provider or service, which may only permit members of the public to enter the premises to purchase a cellphone or for repairs or technical support.
  • Outdoor garden centres and plant nurseries, as well as indoor greenhouses can remain open, but must operate at a 25% capacity limit and restrict their hours from 7 am to 8 pm.
  • NEW: Golf courses, sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, frisbee golf locations, cycling trails, horse riding facilities and other outdoor amenities are now closed.
  • Playgrounds, play structures and equipment are still available for use if both children and parents can maintain a two metre distance from others outside their household. Parks and recreational areas can also be open for people to walk through.
  • Seasonal campgrounds are closed. Campsites can only be made available for trailers and recreational vehicles that are: i) used by individuals who need housing and ii) permitted to be there by the terms of a full-season contract. Only campsites with electricity, water services, and sewage disposal facilities can be provided. All recreational facilities and shared facilities (other than washrooms and showers) in the campground must be closed.

Additional Resources:

COVID-19 Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order – Government of Ontario

Click on the following links for additional support:

Government Resources 

  1. Not sure where to start? Find COVID-19 support and other programs and services easily by plugging in your specific business information.
  2. To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and safely reopen our economy, download the COVID Alert App.
  3. Ontario.ca: Help for businesses with COVID-19 costs
  4. Canada.ca: Resources for businesses and self-employed individuals
  5. Canada United Small Business Relief Fund – applications re-open February 16, 2021.

Local Resources 

Click on the following links for additional support:
If you have further questions, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577 ext. 5020, or email: covid19@hkpr.on.ca

ServiceOntario Office Changes

At the Campbellford ServiceOntario office, we have implemented some practices to ensure our customers and staff remain healthy.

  • The Campbellford ServiceOntario office will be operating Monday to Friday, 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm; Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm. Appointments are available weekdays from 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm. To book, visit www.ontario.ca/appointments. 
  • All customers to enter through Chamber of Commerce entrance. Current capacity limit is 4 customers in the office at one time.
  • Customers are required to self-screen prior to entering the office. If you answer “Yes” to any questions please do not enter and instead contact your family health care provider or call Telehealth and speak to a registered nurse at 1-866-797-0000.
  • ServiceOntario announced Thursday, March 19, 2020 they have extended validation to expired and expiring driver’s licenses, health cards, Ontario Photo Cards, license plate stickers and many more products. You do not need to renew at this time. Please visit Ontario.ca/Services for the full list of products with extended validation. Please note that you will still be able to access emergency health care with an expired health card.
  • Customers are required to use hand sanitizer upon entry to the office
  • Staff will be disinfecting common surfaces on a regular basis
  • Employees complete the self-assessment tool daily