Testing will move indoors to accommodate colder seasonal weather

The COVID-19 testing centre currently located at Eastgate Memorial Park will relocate to Northcrest Arena at 100 Marina Blvd. effective Monday, October 26 to accommodate colder weather through the fall and winter seasons. Once relocated, this site will no longer offer drive-through testing; individuals with appointments will be asked to come inside the arena for their test.

Operating hours will continue to be 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and testing is available by appointment only. The final day of operations at Eastgate Memorial Park will be on Friday, October 23.

The link to the booking tool is available through the PRHC website at www.prhc.on.ca and on the Peterborough Public Health website at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca. If you are looking to book an appointment for the Northcrest Arena site, you must meet at least one of the following screening criteria:

  • You are showing mild symptoms of COVID-19
  • Peterborough Public Health has informed you that you have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • You have received a notification through the COVID-19 Alert App
  • You are part of an outbreak investigation as informed by Peterborough Public Health
  • You are required to be tested routinely, such as staff at long-term care and retirement homes
  • You are planning an indoor visit with a loved one at a long-term care home
  • You are a traveler without symptoms and require a test to confirm you do not have COVID-19 before travelling internationally
  • You have been advised by a medical professional that testing is required prior to a procedure.
  • You are required to be tested before admission to a congregate setting or other facility

Please arrive inside the main entrance at Northcrest Arena five (5) minutes in advance of your booked appointment. Clean your hands as you enter the arena and wear a mask inside at all times except when you are being tested. Please also keep a physical distance of two metres between yourself and other people. Remember to bring your Ontario Health Card and driver’s licence with you.

With the new, appointment-based system in place, traffic issues are not expected to be a concern as the COVID-19 testing service returns the Northcrest site.

You can access your test results online using your Ontario Health Card number at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/ or by calling your healthcare provider.

This COVID-19 testing centre is led by Peterborough Paramedics with support from PRHC, the City of Peterborough and Peterborough Public Health. Learn about other testing options in Peterborough based on your the severity of your symptoms at https://www.prhc.on.ca/about-us/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/.

For more information and updates related to COVID-19 in the Peterborough region, please visit https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/. Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.


For more information:

Craig Jones, Superintendent Community Projects & Emergency Management, Peterborough County/City Paramedics, CJones@ptbocounty.ca

Michelene Ough, Director, Communications, Peterborough Regional Health Centre, mough@prhc.on.ca

Brendan Wedley, Manager of Communication Services, City of Peterborough, bwedley@peterborough.ca

Brittany Cadence, Communications Manager, Peterborough Public Health, bcadence@peterboroughpublichealth.ca