Supporting camps during COVID-19

Provincial announcement: All adults aged 18 and over are now eligible to receive the bivalent booster dose. The new paediatric Pfizer vaccine is also vaccine available for children aged between six months to under five years old. 

Second dose appointments for children six months to five years are now available:  An interval of eight weeks is recommended between dose 1 and 2 to maximize the duration of vaccine protection.  Appointments are available for booking through the online provincial booking system.

⚠ If you have come in contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 on a PCR test or Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), visit our isolation instructions for COVID-19 web page. Take this self-assessment if you have any symptoms of illness or tested positive for COVID-19.

Last revised: June 7, 2022

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Overview 

This web page was developed to provide easily accessible information and recommendations to support campoperators in transitioning to mitigation and symptom-based management of COVID-19.  

Keeping COVID-19 transmission low in the community is important to help prevent the introduction of the virus into settings such as camps, schools and child care. The primary goal is to make camps as safe as possible. Parents, OPH and camp operators each have a role to play in keeping children as safe as possible. 

Contact information

Provincial Vaccine Information Line

  • 7 days a week, from 8 am to 8 pm
  • Call if you have questions about Ontario's COVID-19 vaccination program.
  • Service is available in multiple languages.
  • Telephone: 1-888-999-6488
  • TTY: 1-866-797-0007

Provincial Testing and Isolation Information Line

  • 7 days a week from 8 am to 6 pm
  • Call if you have questions related to testing eligibility and isolation guidelines
  • Telephone: 1-888-777-0730

Ottawa Public Health Vaccine Booking Line

  • Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Translation is available in multiple languages
  • Telephone: 613-691-5505

Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 Telephone Line

Thanksgiving schedule changes for Monday, October 10, 2022 - The Ottawa Public Health Information Centre and COVID-19 Information Line will be closed.

  • Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Translation is available in multiple languages
  • Telephone: 613-580-6744 follow the prompts to the COVID-19 telephone line
  • TTY: 613-580-9656

Emergency Services

  • If you are in distress (e.g., significant trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting or have a significant worsening of any chronic disease symptoms), do not go to the Assessment Centre or a COVID-19 Care clinic. Go to the nearest Emergency Department or call 911.

How to access help during COVID-19

  • 211 Ontario can help you find financial and social support during COVID-19
  • Telephone: 211

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