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Province pauses short-term accommodation rentals during Step 2 of Roadmap to Recovery

January 6, 2022

Short-term accommodation rentals are not permitted as of 12:01 am on Wednesday, January 5  as outlined in the Government of Ontario’s enhanced COVID-19 measures.

The provincial measure will be in place for at least 21 days (until January 27) subject to trends in public health and the health system.

The restrictions on short-term accommodation rentals apply regardless of when the booking took place.

Short-term accommodation rentals may be provided to individuals who are in need of emergency housing.

The restrictions apply to whole-home and owner/tenant occupied short-term accommodations, cabins, and cottages but not hotels, motels, lodges, resorts, and student residences. The Government of Ontario has not banned owners from visiting their cottage or secondary residence.

County by-law officers will enforce the new restrictions. If you believe a short-term accommodation rental is operating in contravention of the restrictions, please call 613.476.2148 extension 2050.

The provincial government has also brought in new regulations around social gatherings. Social gatherings are permitted under the following conditions:

  • Indoor gatherings limited to five people or fewer
  • Outdoor gatherings limited to 10 people or fewer

Organized public events are permitted under the following conditions:

  • Indoor events limited to five people or fewer
  • Outdoor events have no limits on number of attendees, but face coverings and/or masks must be worn when distancing (two metres or more) cannot be maintained

For more information, contact the County of Prince Edward at 613.476.2148 extension 1023, 613.962.9108 extension 1023 or

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