COVID-19 Update #6: Information and Resources for Snowbirds and travellers returning to Canada

Posted On Monday March 30, 2020

The Government of Canada is asking all Canadians currently returning from any travel outside of Canada, to self-isolate in their home for 14 days after your return.

The request has been issued in order to help limit the spread of COVID-19, which is transmittable even by some people who are not experiencing any symptoms.

By the federal government’s description, self-isolation involves not leaving home unless “absolutely necessary,” such as seeking medical care.

Self-isolation means:

  • Do not stop at the grocery store on your way home from the airport
  • Stay home and keep your distance from others
  • Do not have any visitors; no visits with grandchildren, children, friends you haven’t seen 

We realize this can be extremely challenging, especially if you have been outside the country for any extended period of time and require some household essentials. 

  • Contact family members, friends or neighbours, before your arrival, and ask them to purchase and drop off the items you are requiring, before you arrive home.

There are several local businesses wanting to help, below is a list of businesses offering delivery and/or trunk pick up:

  • Vos’ Independent Grocer 905-985-9772, online ordering, call ahead for trunk delivery
  • Foodland 905-985-2159, offering home delivery for isolated residents
  • Trading Post Quality Foods 905-982-0118 to order, trunk and porch delivery
  • Herrington Quality Butcher 905-985-1456 to order, trunk and porch delivery
  • Canadian Tire 905-985-7341, online ordering and trunk delivery
  • Wal-Mart 905-985-1531, online ordering and trunk delivery
  • Willowtree Farm 905-985-4973, offering produce and market delivery
  • Brooks Farm 905-473-3246, offering produce trunk delivery
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy 905-985-8886, prescription porch delivery available
  • Pharmacy Associates of Port Perry 905-985-9200, prescription porch delivery available

There are many other services being offered to our senior population, additional to those listed above. These services would be for anyone returning to Canada, once their 14 day self-isolation period has expired. These services include:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart offering Seniors Day (20% regular priced merchandise), every day, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Shoppers Drug Mart is offering the first hour of operating hours to assist the senior population, individuals with special needs, as well as individuals requiring additional assistance.
  • Port Perry Medical Associates are booking online appointments; visit this website and follow the prompts https://portperrymedical.ca/

If you are feeling unwell and you develop worsening symptoms (fever, new or worsening cough or difficulty breathing) continue to self-isolate and seek clinical assessment using one of these four options:

  • Complete an online self-assessment; using the province of Ontario’s self- assessment tool.
  • Contact Durham Health Connection Line 905-668-2020 or 1-800-841-2729.
  • Contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000.
  • Contact your primary care provider by phone.

Scugog will continue to serve the community providing updates, health resources and news through our dedicated web page at scugog.ca/covid19. Updates will also be posted on social media @Twpofscugog.

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Media Inquiries:

Lori Bowers

Manager Communications and Strategic Initiatives

Tel: 905-985-7346 ext. 132

lbowers@scugog.ca

scugog.ca/covid19