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COVID-19 Updates

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Town of Holyrood is taking measures to support the public health advice and to proactively help prevent the spread of this virus. Please see the most recent information from the Town of Holyrood.

CURRENT ALERT LEVEL: 5. For more information on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Alert Level System please visit www.gov.nl/covid-19

PANDEMIC UPDATE: For more information regarding the number of COVID-19 cases in our province please visit: https://covid-19-newfoundland-and-labrador-gnl.hub.arcgis.com/

REPORT FORM:  If you wish to report concerns about an individual or business who you think is acting contrary to orders issued under the Public Health Protection and Promotion Act, please visit: https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/public-report-form/

COVID-19 SELF ASSESSMENT TOOL: Please use the following link to access the self-assessment tool to help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19: 
https://www.811healthline.ca/covid-19-self-assessment/

MANDATORY MASK ORDER- The province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health is making the use of non-medical masks mandatory for all those in indoor public spaces effective Monday, August 24.

TOWN FACILITIES & ESSENTIAL CORE SERVICES

Indoor Facilities: In Alert Level 5 all Town Indoor Facilities are closed to the public. These include:
– Hubert A. Keough Municipal Building
– Town of Holyrood Public Works Depot (Including Depot Yard)
– Holyrood Fire Department
– Holyrood Heritage Museum
– Holyrood Public Library
Outdoor Facilities: In Alert Level 5 a portion of the Town Outdoor Facilities are CLOSED to the public: These include:
– Holyrood Dog Park
– Salmonier Line Playground
– Marina Shores Playground
– Highland Park Playground
Outdoor Facilities: In Alert Level 5 a portion of the Town Outdoor Facilities are OPEN to the public. We ask everyone to please maintain social distancing at all times. These include:
– Holy Cross Park and Loop Trail
– Beach Boardwalk and T’Railway
– Soccer Field (for snowshoeing)
– Centennial Softball Field (for snowshoeing)
– George Cove Mountain Trial
– Holyrood Festival Grounds (for snowshoeing)
Essential Services: Although all Town facilities are closed, essential services are on-going. These include:
– Water Testing
– Snow Clearing and Ice Control
– Curbside Garbage and Recycling
– Public Council Meetings (Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 2)
– Permits and Compliance Letters
– Property Tax Payments:
– VISA: Call 229-7252
– Cheque: Please use the Dropbox at 34 Salmonier Line or
mail to P.O. Box 100, Holyrood NL, A0A 2R0
– Email Money Transfer: Please email to info@holyrood.ca
Contacts: At Alert Level 5 please use 911 in the case of an emergency. For general inquires or if require assistance from the town please call 229-7252 or email info@hoylrood.ca.
Mental Health and Wellness: The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for people. You may be experiencing a high degree of uncertainty, worry, anxiety and stress about the health and safety of your loved ones, and how COVID-19 may disrupt the lives of you and your family. Please visit the following Government link for a complete list of services that are always available to you.

TAX PAYMENTS

Tax Payments will be accepted by the following means:

  • Cheque by mail: 34 Salmonier Line, Holyrood, NL, A0A 2R0
  • Credit Card Payment: call 229-7252 ext. 201
  • EMT: Please send to info@holyrood.ca
  • Royal Direct Payments: Online banking payments for RBC clients.
  • NEW! The Town of Holyrood has installed a drop-box located to the right of the main door.

SINGLE BUBBLE

  • Stay at home as much as possible, except to get essentials like groceries and medications..

Your responsibility:

  • Follow Public Health Guidance for All Alert Levels.
  • People can move about more. Those at higher risk of complications due to COVID-19 should stay at home as much as possible, except to get essentials like groceries and medications.
  • If you have one COVID-19 symptoms, contact 811.

Public Spaces and Gatherings:

  • Gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited.
  • Funerals, wakes and visitations are prohibited.
  • Burials and weddings are limited to no more than 5 people, including the officiant.

Recreational Activities:

  • Recreational Activities:
    • Campsites in municipal and privately owned parks are closed.
    • Playground equipment in municipal parks are closed.
    • Gym and fitness facilities are closed, including yoga studios, tennis and squash facilities, and arenas.
    • Dance studios and performance spaces are closed.
    • Outdoor activities, including walking, hiking, or riding your bike, are encouraged as long as physical distancing can be maintained and you are not required to self-isolate for any reason.

Health care services:

  • Regional health authorities will continue to allow some health care services to resume.
  • Further expansion of visitation in health care to be determined.

Businesses and Services:

  • Retail stores that do not provide services essential to life, health or personal safety of individuals and animals are closed to in-person service, but can offer online/telephone sales with delivery or curbside pick-up options.
  • Retail stores that are permitted to remain open are not permitted to sell scratch or break open lotto tickets in store.
  • Restaurants are closed for in-person dining (take-out, delivery and drive-thru options are still permitted).
  • Bars and lounges are closed.
  • Cinemas are closed.
  • Personal service establishments, including spas, esthetic services, hair salons, body piercing, tattooing and tanning salons, are closed.

    Health care services:

    • Private health care clinics are closed, except those of physicians and nurse practitioners. Closed clinics can offer urgent and emergent care, and virtual options can be offered for non-urgent care.
    • Visitor restrictions in health care are in place.
    • Orders for long term care, personal care homes, and assisted living facilities are in place.
    • Regional health authorities have postponed or cancelled some health care services.

CANADIAN EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT (CERB)

For full details regarding CERB please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

Extra 8 weeks available – CERB extended from 16 weeks to 24 weeks for workers who:

  • stopped working due to COVID-19 or
  • are eligible for Employment Insurance regular or sickness benefits or
  • have exhausted their Employment Insurance regular benefits or Employment Insurance fishing benefits between December 29, 2019 and October 3, 2020.

TOWN UPDATES

The best way to receive updates from the Town is by downloading the Town of Holyrood App. This can be downloaded through your Apple App Store or Google Play. We will also be posting all Town related COVID-19 updates to our website: www.holyrood.ca and all social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

MENTAL HEALTH

If you are finding it difficult to cope or feel anxious, Bridge the Gapp offers many services to support you and your well-being. Please visit www.bridgethegapp.ca for more details.

If you are feeling isolated and alone during COVID-19, you are encouraged to reach out and speak with a trained mental health peer supporter. Call the Provincial CHANNAL Warm Line at 1-855-753-2560 9:00am to 12:00am daily.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you should call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-737-4668, available 24 hours a day, or use the Crisis Text service by texting 686868.

WHAT CAN I DO?

Practice Good Hygiene:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water (for at least 20 seconds) especially after using the washroom and when preparing food (use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available).
  • Refrain from touching your face and shaking hands with others, cough or sneeze into a tissue (or into your elbow and dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards)
  • Frequently clean any high touch surfaces such as doorknobs, counter tops, toys, toilets, mobile devices, etc.

Check on your Neighbour: Ensure your neighbours are aware of the most recent information announced by our Provincial and Federal Governments (see reliable site info below). Please check on the Elderly and those with Special Needs in the case they do require assistance with supplies.

Taxi Contact:For those without transportation please contact: Tobin’s Taxi at 229-7017.

Social DistancingWe recommend everybody stay at home and avoid public spaces as much as possible. If you need to visit a public space, please stay at least 2 meters from the nearest person while in public.

ATLANTIC BUBBLE- CLOSED

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS?

If you have a cough or a fever, please do not go to a Medical Clinic. Please phone the Healthline at 811 if you have have any reason to believe you have been in contact with COVID-19.

If you do not have these symptoms but are unsure of contact with COVID-19 and need direction, please fill out the self-assessment tool available at www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

If you have trouble breathing, please call 911 or proceed to the Emergency Room immediately.

GOVERNMENT UPDATES

It’s important that Holyrood follows directions from Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Chief Medical Officer of Newfoundland and Labrador to help flatten the curve of those affected. For all government updates please visit:

Government of Newfoundland & Labrador: www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

Government of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html