A Message from Mayor Mitchell


On March 1, 2022, the Province of Ontario entered the "Roadmap to Exit Step" of the pandemic and as such many public health measures are no longer required.

The Township continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation through Peterborough Public Health (PPH), who is working closely with local, provincial and federal partners to manage and respond effectively.   

Vaccination Updates
Walk-in/Pop-up Vaccine Clinics
  • Starting February 18, residents ages 12-17 will be eligible for a booster dose. Residents ages 12-17 must wait at least 6 months after their second dose to receive a booster dose. Check out the Ontario Vaccine Third Dose Guidance Document for booster dose eligibility.

Peterborough Public Health (PPH) continues to plan walk-in clinics throughout the community. Please visit their website for updates.

COVID-19 Testing

As of December 30, 2021, the province of Ontario announced the restriction of COVID-19 PCR testing criteria to specific residents who are at greatest risk for spreading COVID-19 or experiencing severe outcomes related to COVID-19.

As PCR testing will be limited for some residents, Peterborough Public Health is asking residents to assist them in keeping the community safe and use your best judgement when it comes to self-isolation and getting tested for COVID-19.

Guidance is available on the Peterborough Public Health website to provide direction for isolation, testing, and identifying high risk contacts.

 

PCR Testing
  • Information about COVID-19 PCR testing in the Peterborough region can be found here.

 

Rapid Antigen Testing Locations
  • Obtaining a testing kit: 

    • Rapid Antigen Testing Kits are being distributed through Ontario Health. Please review their information to learn more about receiving a rapid antigen testing kit.

  • When to use a RAT:

  • Recording test results:
    • Record your Rapid Antigen Test results
    • Peterborough Public Health is asking all residents to record their rapid antigen test results in this voluntary and confidential survey. In the event that testing and contact tracing capacity cannot keep up with cases, PPH will be using these survey results as a surveillance tool.
    • Residents will only be contacted if they test positive and wish to be contacted by Peterborough Public Health for follow up.
Township Office
  • The Township Office is OPEN to the public.
  • Prior to entering the facility, we ask that you complete passive self-screening and if you aren't feeling well that you delay your visit. If your business does not require a visit to the Office, we encourage you to please continue to conduct your business by phone or email. 
  • Though the mandatory mask requirement has been lifted, we strongly encourage you to continue to wear masks and maintain safe distancing to protect those people at risk within our community.
  • Staff are available to help customers by phone at 705-292-9507 or email at info@selwyntownship.ca. A complete Staff Directory is available on the Township website for a list of extensions.
  • Customers can pay their taxes through various online methods. Taxes and other payments can also be dropped off in our black drop-box at the Office. 

For more information, please email info@selwyntownship.ca.

Recreation Facilities & Amenities

Indoor recreation facilities are OPEN at full capacity.

  • Prior to entering the facility, we ask that you complete passive self-screening and if you aren't feeling well that you delay your visit.
  • Though the mandatory mask requirement has been lifted, we strongly encourage you to continue to wear masks and maintain safe distancing to protect those people at risk within our community.

For more information, call 705-292-9507 ext. 243 or email recreation@selwyntownship.ca

Building Inspections

Inspections of buildings will require confirmation that no persons currently working or inhabiting the building have any COVID-19 symptoms or illness.

Selwyn Public Library

The Selwyn Public Library branches are OPEN at full capacity, with regular operating hours.

  • Prior to entering the facility, we ask that you complete passive self-screening and if you aren't feeling well that you delay your visit.
  • Though the mandatory mask requirement has been lifted, we strongly encourage you to continue to wear masks and maintain safe distancing in the library to protect those people at risk within our community.

Visit the Selwyn Public Library website for hours of operation.

Fire Department

The Bridgenorth Fire Hall and Administrative Office has limited public access - please call ahead or knock on the door. 

  • 2022 Open Air Burning Permits are being issued and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms are being sold from the Administrative Office located at 833 Ward Street, Bridgenorth (payable by cash or cheque only).

For more information, call 705-292-7282 or email fire@selwyntownship.ca.

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