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Parks, Recreation and Facilities
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T. 705-534-7248 x232
Toll Free 1-800-281-8869
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Service Simcoe
1110 Highway 26
Midhurst, ON L9X 1N6
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T. 1-800-263-3199
T. 705-735-6901
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Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd.
16984 Hwy 12, PO Box 820
Midland, Ontario, L4R 4P4
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T. 705-534-7281
F. 705-534-4470
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 This page will be updated with information about COVID-19 impacts on Tay Township

The municipal office is OPEN to the public

COVID-19 Vaccine and Immunization

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, is leading the efforts to immunize residents in Simcoe Muskoka.   Appointments can be booked through the Provincial Booking System online at or by calling 1-888-999-6488. For information on local vaccination clinics visit

Transportation to Vaccine Clinic via Community Reach

Community Reach offers RIDES to people who do not have access to transportation or need accessible transportation.  If you have a vaccine appointment (already booked) at either the Midland or Penetanguishene site and need a ride please call Community Reach at 705-528-6999.

Call for Rates $5.00, $7.50, $10.00 depending on where you live.

For information on other services visit

Georgian Bay General Hospital COVID-19 Updates and Information

COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Effective Wednesday, November 17, 2021: The Midland COVID-19 Assessment Centre has relocated from the Georgian Bay General Hospital site to the North Simcoe Family Health Team at 619 Prospect Boulevard in Midland.

Those in need of a COVID test will still be able to book via the GBGH website:

Address: North Simcoe Family Health Team – 619 Prospect Boulevard, Midland

The Assessment Centre is a drive-thru format. Please follow the signage and remain in your vehicle rather than enter the building.

By appointment only:

  • To book an appointment online, please click here.
  • Call the Assessment Centre booking desk at 705-526-7804 ext. 253
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Have you been tested for COVID-19? Test results can be found through the Ontario Ministry of Health portal –  

If you do not have internet access for booking an appointment at the Assessment Centre or receiving test results, please call 705-529-1025. Appointments cannot be booked and test results cannot be given in-person by visiting North Simcoe Family Health Team offices.

*** IMPORTANT: The Midland COVID-19 Assessment Centre does not perform testing for outbound travel purposes. To obtain a COVID-19 test for outbound travel purposes, please visit the following for more information:

Ontario Ministry of Health Self-Assessment Tool

If you think you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this self-assessment to help determine how to seek further care.

MOH: Self-Assessment Tool

Township News Items

Visit for the latest news releases from Tay Township and to subscribe to email news updates.  You can also follow us on Twitter @TayTownship or Facebook @TayTownshipON

Internet Services

Trying to learn or work at home and aren't sure where to turn for rural Internet services?  The Township has assembled a list of providers that may be able to get you Internet service in rural Tay.  See our Internet Services page for information.

County of Simcoe

For information about COVID-19 impacts on County of Simcoe services and facilities, please visit

Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd.

With the increasing news and concern regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Newmarket-Tay Power recognizes the importance of continuing to serve you reliably, safely and efficiently and is taking extra precautions to keep customers, employees and communities at large safe.

NT Power's facilities remain closed to the public until further notice. Customer can contact them by:

Phone: 705-534-7281


Website: Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Website Ltd.

Information Resources

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Public Health Ontario

Public Health Canada

Telehealth Ontario – 1-866-797-0000 

Province of Ontario Newsroom

Mental Health Supports

  • For Ontarians currently receiving mental health and addictions services and supports, please contact your current service provider to learn about potential virtual care options.
  • For Ontarians interested in public addictions services and mental health services for those over 18, they can contact ConnexOntario, Ontario's mental health, addictions and problem gambling help line at 1-866-531-2600.
  • Children and youth under 18 can locate mental health services through the and Kids Help Phone websites, or contact Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) for 24/7 support, if they need someone to talk to.
  • Good2Talk is a free, confidential mental health support service providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to postsecondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365. Learn more at
  • To access BounceBack and their guided self-help program using workbooks with phone coaching support, visit or ask your primary care provider for a referral.

Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

The MHCC leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians. The MHCC has launched a webpage to help you manage your mental health, work from home, and deal with social isolation during COVID-19.

MHCC: Resource Hub for Mental Health and Wellness

With guidance from Dr. Keith Dobson, clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Calgary, the MHCC has compiled a list of tips to help Canadians protect their mental health as they strive to safeguard their physical well-being and that of their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MHCC: Choosing sources of information carefully is critical to COVID-19 mental well-being

Financial Support

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada Emergency Response Benefit


County of Simcoe Economic Development Office: COVID-19 Business Resources

The County of Simcoe Economic Development Office is working with partners to consistently update COVID-19 business resources. Find a full list of business resources on their website.

Simcoe EDO: COVID-19 Business Resources

Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe (EDCNS)

EDCNS is committed to supporting North Simcoe businesses during this difficult and uncertain time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many businesses in North Simcoe are experiencing unique changes to their everyday operations, employee retention and requirement needs, and restrictions to cash flow availability.

We are pleased to provide a comprehensive list of articles and resources that can assist businesses in navigating these difficult times and build a recovery plan as the economy moves towards returning to normalcy.

EDCNS: Business Support and Recovery

Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce (SGBCC)

Visit the Southern Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce's business directory for a list of local businesses.

Tourism Simcoe County

Tourism Simcoe County has created a resource webpage for COVID-19. It includes an up-to-date list of the tourism businesses that have pivoted to offer delivery, curbside pick-up or other safe ways to purchase their goods and services, as well as industry resources. Is there something missing from Tourism Simcoe County's webpage? If so, get in touch with Brittany Black at

Tourism Simcoe County: Support for Businesses During COVID-19

How You Can Help

Food Banks in Midland, Penetanguishene & Area - Donations

Find a list of local food banks at the link below. The needs at each food bank may vary. Please contact the food bank directly to find out how you can help.

Food Banks in Midland, Penetanguishene & Area

Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) - Donations

Help GBGH tackle COVID-19 with support for their most urgent critical needs. You will give the hospital the ability to address the changing circumstances and priorities during these challenging times. Visit their website for a list of ways you can help.

Donations to GBGH

Last Updated: January 4, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.