COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for anyone 5+ years of age. Learn more.

Third doses are also now available for age 18 and older. Learn more about third dose eligibility.

To get a COVID-19 vaccine, you can visit a Health Unit mass immunization clinic, a local pharmacy or your primary care provider to be vaccinated.

Important Notes:

  • NEW – Walk-ins (no appointments needed) for first, second and booster (if eligible) doses are now available at Health Unit COVID-19 vaccination clinics from 1-4:30 pm for anyone 50+, as well as individuals who are immunocompromised. To be eligible for boosters, at least 84 days must, have passed since your most recent dose.
  • Due to a provincial shortage of Pfizer vaccine, individuals 30+ will receive Moderna vaccine at HKPR clinics.
  • You can book an appointment through the provincial booking system. When making an appointment through the provincial booking system, dates may not appear in chronological order. You may need to scroll down further to find earlier appointment dates.
  • Medical masks must also be worn by clients getting vaccinated at Health Unit clinics. Please wear one if possible for your appointment. If you do not have one, a medical mask will be provided to you at the clinic. Ensure you wear the medical mask properly so it covers your nose, mouth and chin.

Please see the website for mass immunization clinics, and links to local pharmacies.

Reopening Businesses and Services – Current Restrictions​

Latest Situation

The Province has announced that Ontario is temporarily moving into Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen with modifications. The following measures are now in place and will be in effect for at least 21 days (until January 27), subject to trends in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and other public health data.


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Read on for an overview of the new measures:

Gathering Limits:
  • Indoor gatherings limited to five people or fewer
  • Outdoor gatherings limited to 10 people or fewer
Organized public events are permitted under the following conditions:
  • Indoor events limited to five people or fewer
  • Outdoor events have no limits on number of attendees, but face coverings and/or masks must be worn when distancing (two metres or more) cannot be maintained
Work from home where possible:
  • Businesses and organizations must make sure that all work is conducted remotely, unless the nature of the work requires workers to be on-site at the workplace.
Weddings, funerals, religious services, rites and ceremonies are permitted under the following conditions:
  • Indoor services are limited to 50 per cent the capacity of the room
  • Outdoor services are limited to the number of people who can maintain two metres distance
  • Drive-in (motor vehicle) services permitted
  • Social gatherings associated with these services must adhere to the social gathering limits
Retail:
  • 50 per cent capacity
  • Music played is not above a decibel level where normal conversation is possible
  • Active screening at photography studios and services
  • safety measures for vehicle test drives sales, such as a maximum of 10 minutes for a test drive, a maximum of two people in a vehicle, including one sales representative, windows must be rolled down, active screening, masking, etc.
  • Safety measures for shopping malls, including capacity limits, no loitering, distancing in line ups, food courts closed and active screening.
Restaurants, bars and other food or drink establishments, including those with dance floors (such as nightclubs) and strip clubs:
  • Indoor service closed
  • Take out, drive through and delivery allowed
  • Outdoor areas open with restrictions including, but not limited to:
    • no more than 10 people per table
    • patrons must remain seated
    • no dancing or singing
    • active screening
    • limited hours for the sale, service and consumption of liquor
Personal care services such as barbers, hair salons, tattoo parlours:
  • 50 per cent capacity
  • No services where face coverings need to be removed
  • By appointment only
  • Active screening
  • Music played is not above a decibel level where normal conversation is possible
  • Saunas, steam rooms and oxygen bars will be closed
Concert venues, theatres, cinemas, museums, galleries, zoos, science centres, landmarks, historic sites, botanical gardens and similar attractions, amusement parks, waterparks, tour and guide services including boat tours, fairs, rural exhibitions and festivals:
  • Indoor areas of concert venues, theatres and cinemas closed except for rehearsing or performing a recorded or broadcasted performance, artistic event or performance, with restrictions
  • Outdoor open with restrictions (such as masking on rides)
  • Spectators at seated events at 50 per cent capacity
  • Outdoor tours and boat tours at 50 per cent capacity
  • Drive-in and drive through events permitted with restrictions, such as distancing between cars, only permitted to leave a vehicle in limited circumstances, etc.
Camps
  • Day and overnight camps are closed.
Indoor areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities, including gyms, sporting events and personal training:
  • Indoor closed with limited exceptions and conditions (such as athletes training for Olympics and Paralympics, select professional and elite amateur sport leagues who will operate via an approved framework from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and persons with disabilities for physical therapy)
  • Outdoor open with spectators limited to 50 per cent capacity and other restrictions
  • Proof of vaccination required for facilities with a usual capacity of 20,000 or more people
Casinos and racing venues:
  • Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments will be closed.
  • Horse and car racing tracks and similar venues must operate under the following conditions: indoor areas closed; outdoor areas open with restrictions, including mandatory reservations, spectators limited to 50 per cent of usual seating capacity and others; proof of vaccination required for facilities with a usual capacity of 20,000 or more people.
Hotels, motels and similar establishments must operate under the following conditions:
  • Open except for any area required to be closed, such as indoor gyms, pools, steam rooms/saunas
  • Restaurants within the hotel or motel may offer takeout or delivery only
Short-term rentals must operate under the following conditions:
  • Only open to those in need of housing (does not apply to hotels, motels, lodges, resorts and other shared rental accommodation, including student residences.)
  • Ice fishing huts permitted with restrictions
Liquor sales and service are permitted under the following conditions:
  • Sale of alcohol must end at 10 p.m. and no consumption of alcohol on-premise in businesses or settings after 11 p.m., with the exception of delivery and takeout services, grocery and convenience stores and other liquor retail stores
Real estate agencies must operate under the following conditions:
  • Property viewings by appointment only
  • No open houses
Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes:
  • Visits to long-term care homes and retirement homes is now paused, except for designated caregivers. Find out the latest or contact the home directly for specific information.

Vaccine Certificates:
  • Enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code and the Verify Ontario app are now required in settings where proof of vaccination is required. The QR code can be used digitally or by printing a paper copy. Individuals can download their enhanced certificate with QR code. Individuals can visit their local library or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have their vaccine certificate mailed to them. They can also visit a Service Ontario centre to receive a printed copy. Ontario has also introduced a new process for people to get a medical exemption for vaccine proof.

Vaccination Policies for Certain Settings

Certain businesses and high-risk settings must have a vaccination policy in place, including for employees/staff, contractors, students and volunteers.

At a minimum, the policy will require individuals to provide proof of one of three things:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19;
  • A medical reason for not being vaccinated against COVID-19; or
  • Completion of a COVID-19 vaccination educational session.

Anyone who does not provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 will be required to undertake regular antigen testing. These settings will be required to track and report on the implementation of their policies to the provincial government. This is similar to the vaccination policy requirements currently in place for long-term care homes.

Even if your workplace is not covered by these requirements, local employers are encouraged to develop and implement a workplace vaccination policy to help protect their employees and the public from COVID-19.


Additional Resources:

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. Canada.ca: Resources for businesses and self-employed individuals
  4. COVID-19: Help for businesses in Ontario

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.
  • 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.
  • Customers are required to use hand sanitizer upon entry to the office and masks are required
  • Staff will be disinfecting common surfaces on a regular basis
  • Employees complete the self-assessment tool daily