COVID-19 is a unique strain of a common virus that is responsible for many colds and respiratory infections. Symptoms of this illness have ranged from mild cold-like symptoms to severe illness with fever, cough, difficulty breathing and pneumonia.
For more information about COVID-19, including total COVID-19 cases in our community (and in hospital), please visit Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.
- If you have at least one symptom of COVID-19 such as cough and fever
- If you are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 through your employment
- If you are worried that you've been in contact with someone with COVID-19
Call the COVID-19 hotline at 613-961-5544 (to avoid long distance charges in the Bancroft area, call 613-332-2825 ext. 2222). The hotline is available 9am - 5pm, 7 days per week. Assessment centres in Belleville and Trenton are operating between 9am and 5pm, 7 days a week. The Bancroft assessment centre is operating between 10am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. The Picton assessment centre is operating between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday by appointment only.
Once an individual pre-registers through the COVID-19 hotline, they will be provided with instructions and directions for attending a local assessment centre. Note: if your symptoms are severe, causing difficulty breathing go to the hospital or call 911.
To access the Picton Assessment Centre, a new direct text option is available - 613-813-6864. Messages may be left on the weekend to arrange for testing the following week. For weekend testing, you can call the COVID-19 Hotline for the other assessment centre locations (613-961-5544).