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Staying Safe in PEC

In a year that has been shrouded by uncertainty, one thing remains the same – Prince Edward County is your go-to location for a quiet, relaxing getaway. 

We’re so excited to welcome you back – here’s how to make your next visit to The County safe for both you and your family, as well as the local residents. (Without sacrificing any of the fun.) 

Self-Screen Before Coming

If you are ill, or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that you stay home. You can take a simple online self-assessment that will recommend your next steps. 

Sign The Digital Guestbook

Whether you’ve rented a property with us or made other arrangements, Hastings Prince Edward Health requests all visitors sign a Digital Guidebook. 

This guidebook is completely private and confidential, all you need to share is your name, contact details, and the nature of your visit. By signing the book, you’ll help improve the effectiveness of contact tracing if COVID-19 is detected in the area. Hastings Prince Edward Health also says they’ll keep visitors connected with “the most current local information about the virus.”

Signing the Digital Guidebook is your first step to making your visit to Prince Edward County a safe one! You can sign the book here

Limit Gatherings

During your visit to The County, you’re still required to practice the precautions put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. Right now, that includes limiting your gatherings. 

Gatherings with people outside your immediate household must be limited to 10 (indoors) or 50 (outdoors) people or less. Please keep this in mind when you’re booking your property rental. Groups greater than 10 are not allowed at this time. 

Wear a Mask and Practice Physical Distancing 

All local businesses across Prince Edward County require visitors to wear a face covering. Please come prepared for your visit. If you’d like to purchase reusable masks during your visit, you can purchase Prince Edward County masks online through the Prince Edward County T-Shirt Company. 

Remember that, even with a mask, visitors are asked to stay 2 meters apart from others. 

What Sandbanks Vacations & Tours is Doing to Keep You Safe


Since opening 11 years ago, we’ve had high cleaning standards. Moving forward, we’ll continue to ensure we’re at the highest level of cleaning and disinfecting. We’ve updated our cleaning procedures to be in line with The Health & Safety Board of Ontario as well as the Municipality of Prince Edward County Accommodations Sector.  

During Your Tour:

If you’re touring with us, know that all tour vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between tours. Also, all vehicles are equipped with hand sanitizer and Lysol wipes for guide and guest use. Check out a full overview of how we’re keeping you safe during tours here

Right now, all tours are open and running, limited to a maximum of 6 people per group. 

During Your Stay:

If you’re renting a property with us, you can review a full list of our cleaning and disinfection procedures here. We recommend that all guests:

  • Shop at their hometown before coming to The County and come prepared with your own groceries 
  • Bring games and books for a rainy day (most houses have temporarily stopped providing these items)
  • Bring your own toiletries (some homes may have single-use shampoo/conditioner provided but that won’t last a week) 
  • Have sanitizer in your vehicle and/or purse so that you can be able to disinfect wherever you go

We Look Forward to Seeing You In The County…

Together, we can make your next visit to The County enjoyable and safe for everyone. Please bear in mind that COVID-19 is a continually evolving situation, and as such the precautions are constantly being updated. 

Before your visit, please review the most up-to-date information on the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health website here

If you’re ready to find the perfect place to say in  Prince Edward County, check out our top property rentals here

*If any COVID-19 related government restrictions are in place preventing you from visiting Prince Edward County, we will provide a full refund of monies paid for your stay or tour. If you have booked with one of our partner websites (I.e. Airbnb, HomeAway or Booking.com) we will provide a full refund less their fees.