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COVID-19 specific

Ontario Moving to Step Three of Reopening Today

Ontario Easing Restrictions in Congregate Care Settings

Ontario Updates Testing Requirements at Long-Term Care Homes

Special Statement from Dr. Brent Moloughney 

Ottawa residents are encouraged to use drop-in clinics and move up late appointments to achieve Ottawa’s two-dose summer


Provincial News

New Opportunities for Children and Youth

In The Community

City looking for feedback on election signs by-laws

Tenants and Landlords both need to review the new City by-law

Ottawa COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Community Vaccination Clinics (Mass Immunization Clinics) 

Open to all Ottawa residents 12 and older. Youth must be 12 or older on the day of their appointment. 

Vaccinations are currently available at the following community clinics 

  • Nepean Sportsplex (Halls A/B, Curling Rink), 1701 Woodroffe Avenue 
  • Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA, 265 Centrum Boulevard 
  • Eva James Memorial Community Centre, 65 Stonehaven Drive 
  • City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West 
  • St-Laurent Complex, 525 Côté Street 
  • Canterbury Recreation Complex, 2185 Arch Street 
  • Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Drive 
  • uOttawa Minto Sports Complex, 810 King Edward Avenue 
  • Horticulture Building, 1525 Princess Patricia Way 

These sites are in addition to the clinic operating at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital. Additional community vaccination clinics may open as vaccine supply increases. 

How to book an appointment 

  • Register on the Provincial Booking System: ontario.ca/bookvaccine 
  • Call the Provincial Booking Line: 1- 833-943-3900, between 8 am and 8 pm, seven days a week. No OHIP card: Call OPH at 613-691-5505. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List 

Residents can now use an online tool to book last-minute, same-day COVID-19 vaccinations at community clinics in Ottawa. The tool allows eligible residents to sign up daily for a COVID-19 vaccine wait list to receive a first or second dose appointment. As appointments open up, Ottawa Public Health contacts the resident by text, email or phone. 

Vaccine Clinic Location Tool 

Residents can enter their address in the online search tool to find the nearest vaccine locations.

Mobile Vaccination Teams 

  • Mobile vaccination teams are providing vaccinations to congregate care settings, including shelters and homebound residents. 
  • Homebound residents: The EOC continues collaboration with partners to identify additional homebound residents to immunize them and an essential caregiver, in-home. Homebound clients can request in-home vaccination by themselves, by their caregiver, or by referral from their primary care provider by calling the OPH Vaccine Booking Line at 613-691-5505 – Option #2. We are defining a homebound resident as: an individual who has medical, physical, cognitive, or psychosocial needs/conditions that inhibit them from visiting a local clinic, pharmacy, or their primary care provider to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. 

Indigenous Clinics 

  • Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and OPH are providing first and second doses to First Nation, Inuit and Métis community members 12 and older. o The clinic is currently located at Rideau High School, 815 St. Laurent Blvd.  
    • Contact OPH to book an appointment: 613-691-5505 
  • Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team is providing first and second dose vaccines to all Inuit community members 12 and older. o Contact Akausivik for an appointment or more information: 613-740-0999 

Upcoming Vaccine Pop-up Locations

High-priority Neighbourhoods 

All pop-up vaccine clinics are accepting residents from any of Ottawa’s priority neighbourhoods. First and second doses (for those currently eligible) are available for any priority neighbourhood residents. This includes teachers, staff, students and their households of any school located in a priority neighbourhood. To check your home or school address for eligibility visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca. 

Expanding eligibility will raise vaccination rates in priority neighbourhoods and assist in removing some of the greatest barriers to accessing the vaccine. Residents from outside priority neighbourhoods will be directed to available appointments in the provincial booking system or at a participating pharmacy.

High-priority areas

Bayshore – Belltown, Britannia Village, Carleton Heights – Rideauview, Carlington, Carson Grove – Carson Meadows, Centretown West, Emerald Woods, Greenboro East, Hawthorne Meadows, Heatherington, Heron Gate, Hunt Club East – Western Community, Hunt Club Park, Ledbury, Lowertown – ByWard Market, Manor Park, Overbrook – McArthur, Parkwood Hills, Ridgemont, Riverview, Sandy Hill, Sawmill Creek, Sheffield Glen, Stewart Farm, Vanier North, Vanier South, Whitehaven – Queensway Terrace North

Thursday, July 1512:15 pm to 7 pmBayshore Shopping Centre – 100 Bayshore Dr. 
Friday, July 1612:15 pm to 7 pmBayshore Shopping Centre – 100 Bayshore Dr. 
Saturday, July 179:45 am to 4:30 pmRidgemont High School – 2597 Alta Vista Dr.
Sunday, July 189:45 am to 4:30 pmAMA Centre – 1216 Hunt Club Rd. 
Monday, July 1912:15 to 7 pmAhlul-Bayt Islamic School (ABIS) – 3025 Albion Road
Tuesday, July 2012:15 to 7 pmSt Joseph’s Adult High School – 330 Lajoie Street
Saturday, July 249 am to 5 pmHoward Darwin Arena – 1765 Merivale Rd
Sunday, July 259 am to 5 pmAMA Community Centre – 1216 Hunt Club Road
Monday, July 269 am to 5 pmAMA Community Centre – 1216 Hunt Club Road

Upcoming youth and young adult pop-up clinics (ages 18 to 39 from any neighbourhood and everyone 12+ in priority neighbourhoods):

Wednesday, July 2110 am to 10 pmThe Hudson’s Bay – 73 Rideau Street (George St)
Thursday, July 2210 am to 10 pmThe Hudson’s Bay – 73 Rideau Street (George St)
Friday, July 2310 am to 10 pmThe Hudson’s Bay – 73 Rideau Street (George St)

Where to get a COVID-19 test in Ottawa:

COVID-19 CHEO assessment centre and kids come first care clinic at Brewer Park Arena

  • Hours: 
    • Monday to Friday, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Location: 151 Brewer Way, Ottawa

COVID-19 care and testing centres – Moodie and Ray Friel locations

COVID-19 assessment centre for adults at Brewer Park Arena

  • Hours: 
    • Monday to Friday: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Assessment Centre on Coventry Road

  • Hours: Seven days a week: 10 am to 2 pm

COVID-19 testing at three of the Ottawa Community Health Centres


  • Centretown Community Health Centre:   
    • Location: 420 Cooper Street, Ottawa (entrance off Somerset Street West, next to 395 Somerset and across the street from the Wine Rack)  
    • Hours: 9 am to 4 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
    • Click here to book an appointment or call 343-553-2661 
  • Sandy Hill Community Health Centre:   
  • Somerset West Community Health Centre:  
    • Location:  55 Eccles Street, Ottawa 
    • Hours:  
      • 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Wednesday
      • 1 pm to 4 pm on Thursday
      • 9 am to 2:30 pm on Friday
  • Click here to book an appointment or call 613-327-8145

COVID-19 pop-up testing site at Vanier Community Service Centre

  • Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Location: Vanier Community Services Centre (Centre Francophone) 270 Marier Avenue, Ottawa
  • Book an appointment by calling 613-288-5353 
    • To cancel your appointment, please call 613-288-5353.

North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre (Located in Kemptville)

  • Hours: 
    • Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
    • Sunday, 9 am to 1 pm

COVID-19 testing at Ontario pharmacies

You can get a COVID-19 test at a participating pharmacy if you do not have symptoms, have not been in close physical contact with someone who currently has COVID-19 and are not part of a specific outbreak investigation.Please visit the province’s website to ensure you have current information about testing options and locations available to you.

Vaccine Information in Sign Language

OPH is proud to announce our recently published COVID-19 Resources in American Sign Language webpage that provides accurate, reliable and up-to-date COVID-19 resources to Ottawa’s Deaf and hard of hearing community. The webpage includes several instructional and informational videos on topics such as physical distancing, mask wearing, mental health and more, all in American Sign Language.

Be Social WISE
Continue to follow Ottawa Public Health guidelines, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, wash hands frequently, socially distance 2 meters apart and stay home if you are not feeling well.

OPH recommends limiting gatherings as much as possible. In other words, limit gatherings to those who live in your household or those providing support services, such as a caregiver.  If you live alone (single parent, student, etc.), one or two contacts outside your home can be important social supports to draw on.

Ontario has a self-assessment tool:

If you think you have 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care. Visit here.

If you require help in Ottawa South, please visit our website for Community links and contacts.

Ottawa Public Health
For the latest updates, please click here.

Government of Ontario
Every day at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  ETthe Province of Ontario’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) web page will be updated with the most up-to-date information including the status of cases in Ontario.

Government of Canada
For the latest COVID-19 updates, please click here.
For the latest on Employment and Social Development changes for employees and employers, click here.

Find out about the current reported scams related to COVID-19.Learn how to protect

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