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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Public Beaches

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors the environmental conditions and tests the water for unsafe bacteriological levels at municipally designated beaches in accordance with the Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline.

Beach postings or closures occur when conditions exist that may be harmful to the health of bathers. Review our weekly public beach report for any postings or closures in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

Posting beach water as safe for swimming does not override any local and/or provincial COVID-19 restrictions in place related to beach use or public gatherings. All current public health restrictions must continue to followed. Beginning June 30, 2021 at 12:01 a.m outdoor gatherings limits for social gatherings and organized public events are limited to 25 people, including members of different households. Individuals are required to maintain social distance of two metres and to wear a mask or face covering when social distancing is difficult. For more information about provincial restrictions, please visit covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions.

Municipal Beaches

The following public bathing beaches will be tested weekly by Public Health from mid-June to the end of August:

  • Centennial Park, Deseronto – Bay of Quinte (weekly)
  • Centennial Park, Northport – Bay of Quinte (bi-weekly)
  • Frankford Park – Trent River (weekly)
  • Kingsford Conservation Area – Salmon River (bi-weekly)
  • Legion Park, Marmora – Crowe River (weekly)
  • Moira Lake Park – Moira Lake (bi-weekly)
  • Roblin Lake Park – Roblin Lake (bi-weekly)
  • Tweed Park – Stoco Lake (weekly)
  • Wellington Beach – Wellington Bay (weekly)

The following bathing beaches will be tested by Public Health once a month in June, July and August:

  • Booster ParkBeach – Crowe Lake
  • Diamond Lake Beach – Diamond Lake
  • Echo Beach – Papineau Lake
  • Foster’s Lake Beach – Foster’s Lake
  • Hinterland Beach – Kaminiskeg Lake
  • L’Amable Lake Dam – L’Amable Lake
  • Riverside Park, Bancroft – York River
  • Steenburgh Lake
  • Wollaston Lake Beach – Wollaston Lake

Provincial Beaches

Provincial park beaches are monitored by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. For the status of their beaches in our region, check out the following links:

Need More Information About Public Beaches?

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

News, Research and Reports RELATED TO: Public Beach Reports

NOTICE: Public Health Beach Posting

PUBLISHED: Friday August 5, 2022

NOTICE: Public Health Beach Posting

PUBLISHED: Friday August 13, 2021

NOTICE: Public Health Beach Posting

PUBLISHED: Friday June 18, 2021

Notice: Public Health Beach Posting

PUBLISHED: Friday September 4, 2020

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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

All individuals ≥ 5 yrs of age are eligible to receive a fall COVID-19 booster dose 6 mo after previous COVID-19 vaccine. Bivalent booster doses are available to individuals aged 12 and over.

Appointments can be booked through the provincial vaccine booking site, or by calling 1-833-943-3900 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.  

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

For the most up to date information on current provincial guidelines and advice in case of exposure, visit Ontario.ca/page/public-health-measures-and-advice.

The Ministry of Health has launched a new toll-free line as an additional resource to help answer questions from the public regarding evolving COVID-19 testing and isolation guidance. The line can be reached at 1-888-777-0730, and is available from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.