As of January 14, 2021 all indoor recreation facilities and the Haliburton Highlands Museum will be closed in accordance with the provincial shutdown.  These facilities will remain closed until February 12, 2021.

With the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit our region has been upgraded to the Yellow “PROTECT” stage of the COVID-19 response framework.
This change has some additional restrictions that businesses need to be aware of.  

 One significant change is the requirement of a COVID-19 Safety Plan to be available and posted in a conspicuous location by Monday, December 14th.  

To assist you with this requirement, a template for you to use is included on this link COVID-Safety-Planning-Tool-HKPR.pdf 

 Businesses required to have a safety plan as per Ontario Regulation 364/20: 

  • Meeting or event space rentals 
  • Food & Drink (Restaurants, Bars) 
  • Personal Service Settings (Hair Salons, Barber shops, Tattoo / Piercing Salons, Manicure/Pedicure Salons etc.)  
  • Shopping & Retail (Shopping Malls)  
  • Sports & Fitness facilities/studios  
  • Entertainment (Cinemas, Performing Arts) 
  • Casinos, bingo halls and gaming establishments 
  • Strip clubs, Bathhouses, Sex clubs 

 For a more comprehensive sector specific summary, of requirements and restrictions, please visit the HKPRDHU website or click on the link below. 

Current Colour Code for Local COVID-19 Restrictions – Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit ( 

 For more information on the entire COVID-19 Response Framework, click on the link below. 

COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open |

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