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COVID-19 Resources
Thank you for protecting the health of our kids, families and staff at this time.

Five Counties Children’s Centre continues to take precautions to reduce the spread of the virus, especially for our clients who may be more at risk from COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. Thank you for your continued support.

We ask you to follow these steps when visiting our Centres:
  • Anyone who is two years and older (and able) is asked to wear masks while visiting our sites. Masks will be provided if you do not have one.
  • We ask that you not attend the Centre if you are feeling sick with any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Vomiting/gastrointestinal issues
    • ‘Productive cough’ (coughing that brings up mucus/phlegm).
  • If you fall into this criteria, please stay home and reschedule your appointment for another date (NOTE: Please let us know as soon as possible if you can’t make an appointment. We will reschedule you for another time. This also lets us arrange to see another child/family who needs treatment).
  • If you are unsure of what to do if feeling unwell, use these online screening tools from the Ontario government:
  • Visitors to our sites are asked to do a COVID-19 self-screening before entering. Direction is provided at our entrance.
  • Hand sanitizers are provided throughout the Centre. You’re encouraged to use them
  • Waiting Areas:
    • The waiting areas at our Peterborough and Lindsay sites are now open and available for use.
    • The waiting area at our Cobourg site is currently unavailable. We ask clients to text us or knock on the door to gain access to the building for your appointments
  • For added protection, enhanced cleaning and disinfecting is being done at all our Centre sites.

We thank you for your understanding and co-operation!

Visiting Five Counties Children’s Centre

If you or your child are feeling sick on the day of your appointment, whether it is here at the Centre or an in-home visit with our staff, please call us as soon as possible. We would be happy to reschedule your appointment to another date and time. Let us know as soon as possible so we can arrange to see another child/family who needs care.
 
It is important that you stay home when you are sick or suspect that you might be sick to prevent the spread of infection.
Please help keep everyone healthy and safe. Thank you.

If you are coming to one of our sites for an In-Centre visit, things will be a little different. 
Here is Jess with a quick over view of what you might experience when visiting Five Counties.

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I Got a Vaccine was designed for SMILE Canada a non-profit that supports families with children with disabilities – to support children through the vaccine process.

The story and illustrations include culturally relevant characters, so children can see themselves in the book and use Safa’s experience and strategies as a way to help make the vaccine process less scary for themselves.

There is also a Bravery Award that is found at the end of the book.