Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Vaccines are available for individuals aged six months and up. Visit our Get Vaccinated page for more information on eligibility and a list of upcoming clinics. Book an appointment, or visit the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre online or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

COVID-19 Quick Links

Partners and professionals

COVID-19 Information

Travel
  • If you are travelling internationally, check to see if there are any COVID-19 restrictions or requirements in your destination country. 
  • Visit these webpages from the Government of Canada for information and advice about travelling outside of the country and returning to Canada:
  • COVID-19 and international travel
  • COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders

Social events and gatherings

Social events and gatherings have the potential to increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission, especially for those who are at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19 and/or severe outcomes of infection.

If you choose to hold or participate in an in-person social gathering or event, here are some tips to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:

  • stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations
  • clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces
  • wash your hands well and often, and/or use hand sanitizer, especially before preparing, serving and eating food
  • stay home if you are feeling ill, even with mild symptoms 
  • request that guests do not attend if they are feeling ill
  • wear a mask when gathering indoors
  • follow isolation instructions if you have tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • limit the number of people you come into close contact with
  • follow public health measures and advice
Childcare

See our Childcare Providers and Daycare page for more information about managing COVID-19.

Physical distancing 
Physical distancing is one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak. Maintain a physical distance of two metres from people outside of your household. 

When home isn't safe

For many survivors of domestic violence and seniors who experience abuse, staying home may not be the safest option. If home is not safe for you, please contact Optimism Place (24hr service women's shelter): 1-800-265-8598/519-271-5550, Emily Murphy Centre 1-888-826-8117/519-273-7350, or Huron County Women’s Shelter and Second Stage Housing and Counseling Services at 1-800-265-5506/ 519-524-6245. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Role of local public health 

Huron Perth Public Health leads the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our role includes:

  • surveillance
  • case and contact management
  • outbreak investigations
  • communications
  • vaccine rollout

COVID-19 is a reportable disease in Ontario. This means healthcare providers and organizations are required to report any suspect or confirmed case of COVID-19 to local public health authorities, so that public health can take measures to contain the spread of infection.

Vaccines and other routine immunizations

It is important to stay up to date with COVID-19 and routine vaccinations. Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect you and those around you from infectious diseases.

Learn more about vaccines and immunizations in Ontario.

For COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Huron and Perth counties see our Get a Vaccination page.

For more information:

Be sure to read credible information about COVID-19, including: