Weekly Newsletter

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COVID-19 specific

Government of Canada announces easing of border measures for fully vaccinated travellers

International students and travel to Canada


Provincial News

Digital reminders will make it more convenient to renew licence plate stickers, driver’s licences and health cards

In The Community

Request a mobile vaccine team for your workplace, place of worship or community setting

Pop-up clinics are now open to all Ottawa residents age 12 and up for 1st and 2nd doses

Escapade Music Festival to host vaccination clinic this Saturday

Kids 12 and older won’t need an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine at upcoming pop-up clinic (July 26-29)

COVID-19 testing for outbound travel now offered at both Ray Friel and the Brewer Assessment Centres

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  

The Queensway-Carleton Hospital site will cease operations on July 30. 

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

Thursday, July 2211 am to 9 pmThe Hudson’s Bay – 73 Rideau Street (George Street Entrance)
Friday, July 2311 am to 9 pmThe Hudson’s Bay – 73 Rideau Street (George Street Entrance)
Saturday, July 2410 am to 8 pmEscapade Music Festival- RCGT Park (Ottawa Baseball Stadium) – 300 Coventry Road
Saturday, July 249:45 am to 4:30 pmHoward Darwin (Merivale) Arena – 1765 Merivale Road
Sunday, July 259:45 am to 4:30 pmAMA Community Centre – 1216 Hunt Club Road
Monday, July 2612:15 to 7 pmAMA Community Centre – 1216 Hunt Club Road
Monday July 26 and Tuesday July 2712:45 to 7:30 pmCanada Science and Technology Museum – 1867 St. Laurent Boulevard 
Tuesday, July 2712:15 to 7 pmSt Joseph’s Adult High School – 330 Lajoie Street
Wednesday, July 28 12:15 to 7 pmCanterbury Recreation Complex – 2185 Arch Street
Thursday, July 29 12:15 to 7 pmMerivale High School – 1755 Merivale Road 
Friday July 3012:15 to 7 pmAhlul-Bayt Islamic School – 3025 Albion Road North 
Saturday, July 319:45 am to 4:30 pmRidgemont High School – 2597 Alta Vista Drive 
Sunday, August 19:45 am to 4:30 pmAMA Community Centre 1216 – Hunt Club Road  

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 CentresLocations:

  • 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

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 yourself when banking online.

Know what to do if you’re a victim of fraud.