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Covid-19 Information

Updated April 9, 2021

Vaccinations in Kawartha Lakes

Senior man receives vaccination

Kawartha Lakes residents can book appointments for their COVID-19 vaccinations by visiting the provincial booking website.

Visit HKPR website for more information on eligibility.

Clinic dates vary, and appointments will be booked on dates with available clinic space:

Lindsay Exhibition (LEX), 354 Angeline Street South, Lindsay See map

Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Way  See map

Visit: www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine or call 1-888-999-6488.

For more information on Vaccination Clinics in Kawartha Lakes, visit the HKPR District Health Unit website.

For additional clinics throughout Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District, Visit the Health Unit's vaccination webpage for more information

Please note:
Appointments are not available through health care providers or by calling the local public health agency. Only those eligible will be able to book their appointments at this time. Individuals will be asked for information from their green Ontario health card, birth date, postal code and email address and/or phone number. At the time of booking, eligible individuals will schedule their first and second vaccination appointments.

Individuals who still have a red and white health card, or who require assistance with booking, can call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line number at 1-888-999-6488.

Book vaccination online

Vaccine info hotline 1-888-999-6488

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Province declares state of emergency and issues Stay-at-Home order

On April 7, 2021, the Provincial Government declared a state of emergency and issued a province wide stay-at-home order effective Thursday, April 8 at 12:01 am for four weeks, until May 6, 2021. The pandemic situation is evolving rapidly, hospitals are reaching capacity and patients in the GTA are being sent to other parts of the province, including Kawartha Lakes.

Everyone is required to remain at home except for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including getting vaccinated), for outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely.

In addition to the Emergency Brake restriction that came into effect on April 3 the following retail restrictions are in effect:

  • Limiting the majority of non-essential retailers to only operate for curbside pick-up and delivery, via appointment, between the hours of 7am and 8pm, with delivery of goods to patrons permitted between 6am and 9pm, and other restrictions;
  • Restricting access to shopping malls to limited specified purposes, including access for curbside pick-up and delivery, via appointment, with one single designated location inside the shopping mall, and any number of designated locations outside the shopping mall, along with other restrictions;
  • Restricting discount and big box stores in-person retail sales to grocery items, pet care supplies, household cleaning supplies, pharmaceutical items, health care items, and personal care items only;
  • Permitting the following stores to operate for in-person retail by appointment only and subject to a 25 per cent capacity limit and restricting allowable hours of operation to between 7am and 8pm with the delivery of goods to patrons permitted between 6am and 9pm:
    • Safety supply stores;
    • Businesses that primarily sell, rent or repair assistive devices, aids or supplies, mobility devices, aids or supplies or medical devices, aids or supplies;
    • Rental and leasing services including automobile, commercial and light industrial machinery and equipment rental;
    • Optical stores that sell prescription eyewear to the public;
    • Businesses that sell motor vehicles, boats and other watercraft;
    • Vehicle and equipment repair and essential maintenance and vehicle and equipment rental services; and
    • Retail stores operated by a telecommunications provider or service, which may only permit members of the public to enter the premises to purchase a cellphone or for repairs or technical support.
  • Permitting outdoor garden centres and plant nurseries, and indoor greenhouses that engage in sales to the public, to operate with a 25 per cent capacity limit and a restriction on hours of operation to between 7am and 8pm.

Please visit the provincial website for a full list of restrictions and further information on vaccinations.

Province announces emergency brake

What does the "emergency brake" mean?
The Ontario Government announced a province-wide shutdown starting 12:01am on Saturday April 3, 2021, that will be in effect for 28 days until May 1. The province has ordered restrictions during this shutdown that will affect some municipal services. Please see Affected Municipal Services below for more details on the restrictions.

Looking for more information on COVID-19 cases?
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has a helpful tool on their website where you can find out information related to cases within our region. The Government of Ontario also has a report on their website where you can find out more information on cases across the province, including demographics and timelines. 

To lodge a COVID-19 related complaint about non-compliance with health and safety measures:
Please fill out an online complaint form and a member of the Municipal Law Enforcement division will respond.

Important information

Affected Municipal Services

Municipal Administration

All buildings are closed to the public, including City Hall and all Municipal Service Centres.

  • Staff will continue to be available by telephone and email during regular business hours. Staff can be contacted by visiting the Departments page of the website.
  • The Municipal Service Centre is closed to the public, however, calls will be received Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, 705-324-9411 or 1-888-822-2225.
  • Drop Boxes will be open at City Hall, Lindsay Service Centre, Coboconk Service Centre and Omemee Service Centre.
  • Call 705-324-9411 and dial 0 for assistance Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Dial 4000 for a recording of the latest information on closures.
  • For after-hours municipal emergencies please call 1-877-885-7337.
Waste and Recycling
  • Landfills will be open under regular hours and restricted to occupancy at any given time to comply with provincial restrictions. Prepare for possible extended wait times.
  • Residential curbside waste collection will continue with a 3 bag limit.
  • Waste tags will continue to be available at participating retail stores that are not impacted by the stay-at-home-order. A list is available on the Waste Management – Items for Sale page.
  • Waste calendars are available at participating retailers that are not impacted by the Stay-at-Home-order. A list is available on the website.
  • The backyard composter give away program being offered at the Lindsay Ops is temporarily on hold.
Illegal dumping is a crime. Please use our report it page if you have any questions or concerns.
Roads
General roads operations are continuing.
Residents may report issues online that require attention. All requests will be recorded and processed as business operations return to normal.
Human Services

The Human Services offices at 68 Lindsay St. N. in Lindsay and 49 Maple Ave. in Haliburton remain closed for public access. All critical operations including social assistance applications and payments, housing support and the maintenance of all KLH Housing buildings are continuing.

Staff can be reached at 705-324-9870 or 1-877-324-9870. These numbers are being used for Haliburton County residents as well at this time. Alternatively, emails can also be submitted to CKLhumanservices@kawarthalakes.ca

Social assistance payments to ongoing recipients will continue to be issued on the same monthly schedule and by the existing payment method.

New applications for Ontario Works can be started using the online application or by phone at 705-324-9870 or 1-877-324-9870, and press “2”.

Emergency financial support is also available to Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County residents who are not in receipt of Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program and are in financial crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This Emergency Assistance may be available to people who haven’t yet accessed other financial supports, such as federal recovery benefits. 

To apply for benefits or for any questions about supports or services, call our office at 705 324-9870 or toll free 1-877-324-9870 and press “7” to leave a message with your contact information. You can also email CKLhumanservices@kawarthalakes.ca and leave a contact number where you can be reached.

Applications for Emergency Assistance can also be started using the online application.

For information about federal supports for individuals related to COVID-19, please visit the Benefits please visit our Financial Help and Community Supports pages and the Government of Canada website for Support for Individuals and Families.

 

Fire, Paramedic and Police Administration

All Emergency Services (Fire, Police and Paramedics) are being maintained. All administration buildings (Headquarters) for Fire and Paramedic Services are closed to the public. This includes all Fire Stations across the municipality.

  • The annual Burn Ban is in place for the month of April.
  • Special Burn permits can be requested by emailing burnpermits@kawarthalakes.ca. Please include the type of burn permit requested, home address, phone number and burn address.
  • For Fire, Paramedic or Police emergencies, please dial 911.
  • For information, regarding the fire/flood index rating please call 705-324-9411 and enter 8.
Council, Boards and Committee Meetings
Council and Committee meetings will continue to be livestreamed on YouTube. Please subscribe to the Council Calendar to be kept informed.
Building Inspections

Applications for building permits are being received via email and at 180 Kent Street through an appointment-based drop off in which the applicant needs to phone and schedule an appointment to meet a staff member at the back door of 180 Kent Street. Small application packages and payments can be placed in the drop off box at the back door.

Building permits will be issued and inspection performed as per the Provincial essential services list.

E-Mail the Building division or call 705-324-9411 extension 1288 for inquiries.

Planning and Development

Planning staff are still taking inquiries by phone or email. Planning Staff are continuing to process all Planning applications and Planning Advisory Committee Meetings and Committee of Adjustment Meetings will still be held through Zoom meetings

The Planning Department is accepting new Planning applications by appointment only at the back door of 180 Kent St. The public will be required to phone the Planning Department and set up an appointment to drop off an application at the back door of 180 Kent St.

Small packages and payments can be put in the drop box at the back door of 180 Kent Street.
E-Mail Planning and Development or call 705-324-9411 extension 1231.

Lindsay Transit

Operations will continue, masks and occupancy restrictions in place.

Municipal Airport
The municipal airport remains open for Ornge and any emergency vehicles and fuel purchases.

The municipal airport restaurant is still open for curbside pick up.

Should you have any questions related to the airport or their services, please call 705-878-9354.
Community Services - Parks, Recreation and Culture

Kawartha Lakes recreation facilities, including recreation complexes, community centres, arenas, halls and swimming pools will be closed effective 12:01am April 3, 2021 for a period of at least four weeks. All Ice and Hall facility bookings, city programs; including drop-in swimming, fitness classes and weight room bookings will be cancelled during the shutdown period of at least four weeks starting April 3, 2021.

All public swims, fitness classes and weight room bookings during the province-wide emergency brake period will be cancelled. All registered participants registrations will be automatically cancelled. Any fees paid for these programs will be fully refunded.

For further information on affected Parks, Recreation and Culture services and facilities call 705-324-9411 extension 1301 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Public Boat Launches and Municipal Docks

Public Boat Launches are being prepared in the month of April and are accessible but may not have all amenities available (i.e. garbage cans, porta-potties) It is anticipated all public launches will be fully open with all amenities available by mid May.

Municipal Docks are being prepared in the month of April and will also be open by Mid May.

Locations include:

  • Old Mill Park, Kent Street East - Scugog River
  • Front Street, Bobcaygeon – Pigeon Lake
  • 3rd Concession - Burnt River
  • Osprey Lane – Lake Dalrymple
  • Hillside Drive – Four Mile Lake
  • Pleasant Point, Chickadee Court – Lake Scugog

Visit the Boat Launch page for further information or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Beaches

Public Beaches in Kawartha Lakes are now closed for the season.

For further information on COVID-19 beach safety guidelines visit the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit website.
Municipal Parks

Parks are open for walk-through access only. Use at your own risk.

Visitors to municipal parks are advised to adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Observe physical distancing, maintain a physical distance from other park users of a minimum of 3 metres (excluding members of the same household)
  • A mask or face covering must be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Current mandated gathering limits must be maintained at all times
  • Be aware of high-touch areas, park visitors are advised to wash/sanitize their hands before, during and after visiting the park and after touching any surface
  • Do not visit the park if you or any members of your household are sick or not feeling well
  • Use at own risk

Visit the Parks and Forest Tracts page for further information.

Park Benches

Park benches are self-regulated and users should be aware of the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Park benches are not sanitized, use at own risk
  • Observe physical distancing, maintain a physical distance from other park users of a minimum of 3 metres
  • A mask or face covering must be worn be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Current mandated gathering limits must be maintained at all times
  • Be aware of high-touch areas, bench users are advised to wash/sanitize their hands before, during and after using the bench
  • If the area you are visiting is busy and physical distancing is difficult, consider leaving and heading to a less crowded area
  • Do not use park benches if you or any members of your household are sick or not feeling well

For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Picnic Shelters and Picnic Tables

Picnic shelters and picnic tables are currently open for casual use.

Picnic Shelters and picnic tables are self-regulated and users should be aware of the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Picnic Shelters and picnic tables are not sanitized, use at own risk
  • Current mandated gathering limits must be maintained at all times
  • Observe physical distancing, maintain a physical distance from other users of a minimum of 3 metres
  • A mask or face covering must be worn be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Be aware of high-touch areas, users are advised to wash/sanitize their hands before, during and after using the Picnic Shelter or picnic table
  • If the area you are visiting is busy and physical distancing is difficult, consider leaving and heading to a less crowded area
  • Do not visit the area if you or any members of your household are sick or not feeling well

Picnic Shelter availability and online booking is now available. Private Picnic Shelter bookings will commence May 24.

For further information contact the Facility Booking Office by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1226 or e-mail: facilitybooking@kawarthalakes.ca

Tennis Courts

Municipal Tennis Courts will open for the season effective Friday April 16.

All municipal tennis courts are self-regulated. All participants are advised to adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols when visiting tennis courts:

  • Players are advised to keep a minimum distance of 2 metres from other players at all times
  • Masks/Face Coverings must be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • It is advised to limit play to single or doubles with partners from the same household
  • Clearly mark balls and refrain from picking up others' tennis balls
  • Players are advised not to share racquets or other equipment
  • Maximum capacity of 5 participants per tennis court
  • No spectators permitted
  • Players should be aware of high-touch areas and wash/sanitize hands thoroughly before, during and after visiting the tennis courts
  • Use tennis courts at own risk
  • Do not enter if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath

Failure to comply with the above safety guidelines may result in the closure of all tennis courts. Please be kind, courteous and give everyone an opportunity to play safely.

For further information visit the Tennis Courts page or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Community Halls

For clients with facility contracts for municipal facilities, if the facility is closed at the time of the facility booking, the rental contract will automatically be cancelled and all fees will be fully refunded. A representative from the Facility Booking Office will process the cancellation and will contact clients to make arrangements for refunds.

Cancellation requests can also be made by e-mailing: facilitybooking@kawarthalakes.ca

Playgrounds

Parks will remain open for walk-through access only, walkways may not be maintained.

Playgrounds are to be used at own risk.

All playgrounds are self-regulated, users are advised to adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Observe physical distancing, maintain a physical distance from other users of a minimum of three metres at all times
  • A mask or face covering should be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Current mandated gathering limits must be maintained at all times
  • Be aware of high-touch areas, users are advised to wash/sanitize their hands before, during and after visiting the playground and after touching any surface
  • If the area you are visiting is busy and physical distancing is difficult, consider leaving and heading to a less crowded area
  • Avoid visiting parks and playgrounds if you or any members of your household are sick or not feeling well
  • Use at own risk

For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Washroom Facilities

Public Washroom facilities in most park locations are anticipated to be open for public use beginning May 1.

For further information call 705-324-9411 extension 1301 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Sports Fields

Municipal Sports Fields will remain closed until further notice. Parks will remain open for walk-through access only, walkways may not be maintained. Use at own risk.

For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Skate Parks

Skate Parks are currently open for casual use.

All Skate Parks are self-regulated, users are advised to adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Current mandated gathering limits must be maintained at all times
  • Observe physical distancing, maintain a physical distance from other users of a minimum of three metres at all times
  • A mask or face covering should be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Be aware of high-touch areas, users are advised to wash/sanitize their hands before, during and after visiting the Skate Park and after touching any surface
  • If the area you are visiting is busy and physical distancing is difficult, consider leaving and heading to a less crowded area
  • Avoid visiting the Skate Park if you or any members of your household are sick or not feeling well
  • Use at own risk
For further information e-mail recreation@kawarthalakes.ca
Municipal Trails

All Municipal Trails are open to walking, cycling and other active transportation.

Victoria Rail Trail is open to motorized vehicles (ATVs) where permitted and in season.

Biking trails are permitted to be open, however, please check with the appropriate trail authority.

All trail users are advised to adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Observe physical distancing, maintain a physical distance from other users of a minimum of three metres at all times
  • A mask or face covering should be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Current mandated gathering limits must be maintained at all times
  • Share the pathway or trail. When approaching others, step off the pathway unless the path is wider than 6 feet. Both parties should do this
  • Be aware of high-touch areas, users are advised to wash/sanitize their hands before, during and after visiting the trail and after touching any surface
  • If the area you are visiting is busy and physical distancing is difficult, consider leaving and heading to a less crowded area
  • Avoid visiting trails if you or any members of your household are sick or not feeling well
  • Use at own risk

For further information visit the Parks, Trails and Conservation Areas page.

Pools and Aquatics Programming

In accordance with the province-wide emergency brake, the pools at the Lindsay Recreation Complex and Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre in Bobcaygeon will be closed effective Saturday April 3, 2021 at 12:01am for a period of at least four weeks.

Spring Aquatics Programming scheduled to begin in April will be postponed until further notice.

All drop-in Aquatic Programs including Public Swimming will be cancelled during the emergency brake period.

For further information, please e-mail recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Ice Pads

In accordance with the province-wide emergency brake, all arenas will be closed effective Saturday April 3 at 12:01am for a period of at least four weeks.

Rental contracts at municipal facilities that have been impacted due to provincial protocols will be automatically cancelled and fees will be fully refunded.

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Division will contact individuals regarding refunds. Individuals wishing to request a cancellation are asked to e-mail facilitybooking@kawarthalakes.ca

Municipal Cemeteries

Municipal Cemeteries continue to operate and are open to the public for visiting under strict COVID-19 guidelines. Visitors to all Municipal Cemeteries must adhere to Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act regulations and observe physical distancing guidelines.

Decoration Day Services at all Municipal Cemeteries have been suspended for 2021 due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 restrictions.

For further information e-mail the Cemetery Administrator or call 705-324-9411 extension 3508.

Centennial Trailer Park

Centennial Trailer Park is currently closed for the season and is scheduled to re-open for the 2021 season effective May 14.

For further information visit the Centennial Trailer Park page, e-mail: trailerpark@kawarthalakes.ca or call 705-324-9411 extension 1301.

Camps

Municipal Day Camps are scheduled to return for the Summer of 2021.

Summer 2021 Camp registration is now open through the Online Program Registration website.

For details visit the Camps page or call 705-324-9411 extension 1307 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Lindsay Milk Run
The Lindsay Milk Run/KL21K will be postponed further notice. For further information contact the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.
Concerts in the Park
The Concerts in the Park series will be postponed until further notice. For further information contact the Parks, Recreation and Culture Division.
Forbert Memorial Pool, Workout Centre and Forbert Memberships

In accordance with the province-wide emergency brake, the pools at the Lindsay Recreation Complex and Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre in Bobcaygeon will be closed effective Saturday April 3, 2021 at 12:01am for a period of at least four weeks.

Spring Aquatics Programming scheduled to begin in April will be postponed until further notice. All drop-in Aquatic Programs including Public Swimming will be cancelled during the emergency brake period.

Spring Fitness Programming scheduled to begin in April will be postponed until further notice.

All Weight Room time blocks will be cancelled during the emergency brake period.

All term memberships will be extended during the province-wide emergency brake period. Monthly ongoing membership will be suspended during the brake period. When operations resume, Members can reactivate their membership by e-mailing the Fitness Coordinator and monthly payments will resume.

For further information, please e-mail recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Lindsay Recreation Complex - Fitness Studio, Weight Room, Classes and Memberships

In accordance with the province-wide emergency brake, the Lindsay Recreation Complex and Forbert Memorial Pool and Workout Centre in Bobcaygeon will be closed effective Saturday April 3, 2021 at 12:01am for a period of at least four weeks.

Spring Fitness Programming scheduled to begin in April will be postponed until further notice.

All drop-in Fitness programs and Weight Room time blocks will be cancelled during the emergency brake period.

All term memberships will be extended during the province-wide emergency brake period. Monthly ongoing membership will be suspended during the brake period. When operations resume, Members can reactivate their membership by e-mailing the Fitness Coordinator and monthly payments will resume.

For further information, please e-mail recreation@kawarthalakes.ca.

 Lindsay Recreation Complex - Squash Courts

The Squash Courts at the Lindsay Recreation Complex will remain closed until further notice. For further information call 705-324-9112 or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Leisure Programming

Registration is now open for Spring Leisure Programming. For a complete listing of all programs to be offered this Spring visit the Leisure Programs page.

Registration for Leisure Programming takes place through the Online Program Registration website.

For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Municipal Forest Tracts

Municipal Forest Tracts are open for casual day use.

Visitors are advised to adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Observe physical distancing, maintain a physical distance from other users of a minimum of 3 metres at all times
  • A mask or face covering should be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Share pathways or trails. When approaching others, step off the pathway unless the path is wider than 6 feet. Both parties should do this
  • Be aware of high-touch areas, users are advised to wash/sanitize their hands before, during and after visiting the trail and after touching any surface
  • If the area you are visiting is busy and physical distancing is difficult, consider leaving and heading to a less crowded area
  • Avoid visiting Municipal Forest Tracts if you or any members of your household are sick or not feeling well
  • Use at own risk
For more information on Municipal Forest Tracts visit the Parks and Forest Tracts page.
Disc Golf Course

The Disc Golf Course at Memorial Park in Lindsay is currently open for use.

The Disc Golf Course is self-regulated. In order to promote safe interaction on the Disc Golf course and maintain a level of comfort for everyone present, we ask that all players on the course adhere to the following COVID-19 safety guidelines:

  • Maintain a physical distance of a minimum of 2 meters at all times from other players
  • Masks/Face Coverings must be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Maximum of 5 players per grouping
  • No spectators
  • Ensure staggered start times
  • Do not approach first tee until clear
  • Do not touch equipment of others
  • Only one disc in the basket at a time
  • Retrieve disc without grabbing chains or touching basket
  • No congregating in parking lots before or after play
  • Players should be aware of high-touch areas and wash/sanitize hands thoroughly before, during and after visiting the Disc Golf Course
  • Use Disc Golf Course at own risk
  • Do not enter if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath.

Failure to follow rules may result in the course being closed for all. Please be kind and courteous, give everyone an opportunity to play safely.

For further information visit the Disc Golf page or e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

Outdoor Ice Rinks

Outdoor Ice Rinks are now closed for the season. For further information visit the Arenas and Outdoor Ice Rinks page.

Basketball Courts

Municipal Basketball Courts are currently open for casual play.

All Municipal Basketball Courts are self-regulated, users are advised to adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Current mandated gathering limits must be maintained at all times
  • Observe physical distancing, maintain a physical distance from other users of a minimum of three metres at all times
  • A mask or face covering should be worn outdoors if physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Be aware of high-touch areas, users are advised to wash/sanitize their hands before, during and after visiting the Court and after touching any surface
  • If the area you are visiting is busy and physical distancing is difficult, consider leaving and heading to a less crowded area
  • Avoid visiting if you or any members of your household are sick or not feeling well
  • Use at own risk

For further information e-mail: recreation@kawarthalakes.ca

 

Victoria Manor
In order to provide the highest level of protection to residents, Victoria Manor in Lindsay continues to limit visiting to essential caregivers only as directed by the province. For more information, please call 705-324-3558.
EarlyON Programs
Please contact your EarlyON program directly for more information.
Kawartha Lakes Public Library

Libraries are offering pickup services only.

Visit www.kawarthalakeslibrary.ca/covid19 or call 705-324-9411 ext. 1291 for details.

Services such as dog tags, waste bag tags, oversize tag and pickup of waste calendars will not be issued at libraries until further notice. Please see Landfills and Waste Collection above for further instructions.

Provincial Offences Act Matters

Provincial Offence Court

Due to COVID-19, the Kawartha Lakes and County of Haliburton Provincial Offences office is closed; however, Provincial Offences Act (POA) Administration has set up audio conferencing by phone for court appearances starting February 2, 2021.

If you have received a ticket that you wish to pay, payment can be made through www.paytickets.ca or by emailing POAAdmin@kawarthalakes.ca or by calling 705-324-3962 extension 0. Please be advised that in-person payments and Option 2 on the back of your ticket remain unavailable while the offices are closed.

If you wish to request a resolution meeting or trial, please sign the back of your ticket under Option 3 and mail it to Ontario Court of Justice 440 Kent Street West, Lindsay ON K9V 5P2. Include your phone number and verify that the address on the face of your ticket is correct.

If you have requested a trial or have a matter that has been adjourned, you will be sent a notice with a new time, date and contact information for an audio court appearance to the address that we have on file.

Please direct any questions to: POAAdmin@kawarthalakes.ca or 705-324-3962 extension 0.

If you have been summoned to court by an enforcement agency, please see the Provincial Offences and Tickets webpage for more information.

Water/Wastewater

Water and wastewater operations are being maintained.
Please visit our property tax and utility billing page for details.


Bulk water stations remain accessible for emergency operations only.
Haulers performing an essential service such as providing drinking water to residents/businesses or cleaning equipment to prevent the spread of COVID-19 may purchase bulk water and reload SmartVend cards. Requests can be submitted by leaving a voicemail on the City’s general phone line 705-324-9411.
Municipal Law Enforcement and Licensing

Offices are closed to the public and services are limited. Complaint queries are still being processed but there will be an extended delay in any additional action. We continue to monitor complaints including COVID-19 non-compliance complaints at 705-324-9411 extension 1212, bylawcomplaints@kawarthalakes.ca and an online form is available on the By-law and Municipal Law Enforcement page.

Provincial Public Health Measures and Advice

Find out about the latest public health measures, advice and restrictions as we continue to respond to COVID-19, please visit the Government of Ontario's website.

Vaccination booking website

Updates from the City of Kawartha Lakes

April 7, 2021: Municipal services affected by Provincial stay-at-home order

April 1, 2021: COVID-19 Update - Provincial Emergency Brake Shutdown

March 13, 2021: Provincial vaccination booking website goes live March 15 at 8am for Residents 80 Years of Age and Older

March 12, 2021: Booking of Vaccination Appointments for Residents 80 Years of Age and Older Starts Next Week in Kawartha Lakes

February 2021
February 23, 2021: A message from the mayor
February 12, 2021: Kawartha Lakes plans for safe reopening of services under orange level restrictions

January 2021 Updates
January 13, 2021: Municipal services affected by the provincial stay-at-home order

 2020 Updates

December 2020 Updates

December 4, 2020: Kawartha Lakes to move into Yellow Protect Level

November 2020 Updates

November 27, 2020: Ontario Cancelling Road Tests for Regions in Grey (Lockdown) Level
November 16, 2020: Lindsay Service Centre is open with limited services and safety measures

October 2020 Updates

October 21, 2020: Kawartha Lakes reports on service re-openings and reviews as winter approaches

September 2020 Updates

September 17, 2020: Five month pandemic update provided to Council including services available this fall

September 17, 2020: Aquatic Programming returns to Lindsay Recreation Complex

September 4, 2020: Municipal Services-2020 Labour Day long weekend
August 2020 Updates

August 27, 2020: Kawartha Lakes Public Library expands services starting September 8

August 25, 2020: Lindsay Recreation Complex Weight Room to re-open August 31

August 11, 2020: Lindsay Recreation Complex memberships reactivated

July 2020 Updates

July 31, 2020: Parks, Recreation and Culture - What's open, what's closed?

July 29, 2020: A message from the Mayor

July 29, 2020: Four month pandemic update provided to Council

July 24, 2020: Local State of Emergency lifted in line with the Province

July 17, 2020: Stage 3 service levels and reopenings

July 15, 2020: A message from the Mayor

July 8, 2020: Health Unit issues requirement for mask use in commercial establishments in Kawartha Lakes

July 8, 2020: A message from the Mayor
June 2020 Updates

June 30, 2020: Beaches open but service levels reduced

June 25, 2020: Pandemic Update provided to council (new services opening)

June 24, 2020: A message from the Mayor

June 17, 2020: Splash pads and associated washrooms open June 26

June 12, 2020: Lindsay Transit to reopen traditional service beginning on June 14

June 10, 2020: A message from the Mayor

June 10, 2020: Financial update provided to Council

June 4, 2020: Economic Recovery Task Force hits the ground running in its first meeting

June 3, 2020: Kawartha Lakes to allow electronic participation at Council

June 3, 2020: Healthcare providers come together to meet the many challenges of COVID-19

June 1, 2020: COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall

May 2020 Updates

May 29, 2020: Kawartha Lakes Public Library announces pickup service June 3

May 29, 2020: Farmers Markets to open with strict safety protocols

May 28, 2020: Municipal Tennis Courts are now open

May 28, 2020: Testing for COVID-19-What Now?

May 26, 2020: Pandemic Response and Recovery Update Presentation

May 27, 2020: A message from the Mayor

May 26, 2020: Kawartha Lakes pandemic response and recovery update to Council

May 15, 2020: Kawartha Lakes Library developing plan to resume specific services

May 14, 2020: Play it safe this long weekend

May 11, 2020: Kawartha Lakes providing emergency childcare to eligible parents

May 8, 2020: Reopening Your Business During COVID-19

May 8, 2020: Garage Sales and Second-Hand Shopping during COVID-19

May 6, 2020: A message from the Mayor

May 6, 2020: Kawartha Lakes to open services under new safety protocols

May 5, 2020: Community Gardens and COVID-19

May 4, 2020: Kawartha Lakes rolls out online business survey to inform Economic Recovery Taskforce

May 4, 2020: Housing Services launches Rapid Re-Housing Program to help end homelessness during COVID-19

May 4, 2020: General and emergency health support during COVID-19

May 1, 2020: Lindsay Transit to open an "On-Demand" request service

May 1, 2020: Kawartha Lakes hiring essential workers

April 2020 Updates

April 29, 2020: Council meets virtually, receives pandemic update

April 28, 2020: Council pays tribute to those we've lost

April 22, 2020: A message from the Mayor

April 22, 2020: Paramedic Services recognizes community support 

April 17, 2020: Financial relief reminder for April tax and utility bills

April 16, 2020: A message from the Mayor

April 16, 2020: Human Services administering Social Services Relief Fund

April 14, 2020: A message from the Mayor on COVID-19 updates

April 9, 2020: A message from the Mayor before Easter weekend

April 8, 2020: Waste Management operations and safety measures

April 7, 2020: A message from the Mayor

April 7, 2020: Bulk water stations remain accessible for emergency operations only

April 3, 2020: A message from the Mayor

April 3, 2020: Financial assistance supports available through Human Services

April 3, 2020: Waste management provisions altered to serve the public

April 3, 2020: Kawartha Lakes thanks essential workers and truck drivers for their service

April 2, 2020: City confirms affected services as state of emergency continues

April 2, 2020: All outdoor recreational amenities closed

April 1, 2020: A message from the Mayor

 March 2020 Updates

March 31, 2020: Economic Development launches dedicated webpage to support businesses

March 30, 2020: A message from the Mayor

March 30, 2020: Kawartha Lakes issues second call for protective supplies for paramedics

March 27, 2020: A message from the Mayor

March 27, 2020: Park amenities closed, drop boxes closed

March 26, 2020: Paramedics providing in-home testing for COVID-19

March 26, 2020: A message from the Mayor

March 26, 2020: Community responds to call for emergency supplies

March 25, 2020: Operations focused on front line pandemic and financial relief being provided

March 25, 2020: A message from the Mayor

March 24, 2020: Kawartha Lakes declares State of Emergency

March 24, 2020: A message from the Mayor on the State of Emergency declaration

March 23, 2020: Emergency Procurement of Personal Protective Equipment

March 20, 2020: An important message from the Mayor

March 19, 2020: Making payments during COVID-19 pandemic

March 19, 2020: An important message from Waste Management

March 19, 2020: A message from the Mayor

March 18, 2020: A message from Human Services

March 17, 2020: Kawartha Lakes closes all municipal buildings, landfills

March 16, 2020: A message from Mayor Letham

March 16, 2020: Message from KLPS Chief Mark Mitchell regarding police operations

March 15, 2020: All branches of Kawartha Lakes Public Library closed to the public

March 15, 2020: Assessment Centre opens at Ross Memorial Hospital

March 15, 2020: Provincial Offences Act Matters to be suspended

March 14, 2020: Video message from the mayor

March 14, 2020: Victoria Manor to limit public access to essential visitors only

March 14, 2020: EarlyON programs closed to participants

March 14, 2020: First positive case in Kawartha Lakes

March 13, 2020: Operation of several public facilities suspended

March 9, 2020: Mayor Letham assures residents about local COVID-19 preparedness

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