City of Brampton continues to gradually and safely reopen

It has been two years since our whole world was up-ended by the COVID-19 pandemic and Brampton Entrepreneur Centre + Co-working space had to shut its doors. We would like to thank all of our clients and supporters for their continued commitment to helping BEC and the community thrive in difficult times. 

Like many of our city operations over the past two years, BEC has pivoted our services to help businesses and entrepreneurs sustain their operations throughout government lockdowns and restrictions.  We added new digital training programs and ramped up our virtual one on one consultations to help businesses respond.  We also prioritized getting accurate and timely information out to our business community to help them navigate constantly changing public health measures and access critical support programs.

We’re proud to have provided critical support to many businesses in need throughout the pandemic.  

  • Managed over 20,000 inquiries
  • Consulted with 2,200 entrepreneurs
  • Hosted over 300 virtual webinars and events to approx 12,000 participants
  • 107,600 rapid tests disbursed to 1,014 businesses

 

 **stats from March 2020 to December 31, 2021

 


 

Re-opening Plans

The City of Brampton continues to reopen with a focus on health and safety, with staff gradually and safely returning to office and City work locations.  At this time, the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre + Co-working Space will re-open for in-person services on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 4pm effective April 12th, 2022.  

Beginning the week of July 4, 2022, this will increase to three (3) days a week (days TBD), with full re-opening occurring in September 2022.

**you must be approved to use the co-working space before accessing this service.  Please visit www.brampton.ca/incubator​ to submit your application

 
Services Available
 
Face Masks/Face Coverings
Although face masks and / or face coverings are no longer a requirement to enter into the workspace, masking is considered an individual decision and you may continue to wear a mask at your discretion. Please be kind, considerate and respectful to those who continue to choose to wear a face mask and / or face covering in our workspaces. Provincial direction strongly recommends that those most vulnerable to the virus continue to wear a mask
 
Physical Distancing and Capacity Limits
Physical distancing and capacity limits are no longer required, in alignment with provincial public health recommendations.

COVID-19 Screening
Pre-screening is no longer required to enter City facilities, including BEC. You are encouraged to continue to stay home if you are feeling unwell.

Cleaning and Disinfecting
The cleaning and disinfecting protocols adopted throughout City facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic will be carried forward and incorporated into regular cleaning practices.  You will be required to sanitize your workspace before and after using the space, as well before and after using any of the assets in the space (phone booths/meeting rooms).  Sanitization wipes will be made available for your use.


 


The City thanks residents for doing their part throughout the pandemic by physically distancing, practising good hygiene and wearing masks to help stop the spread. Residents should continue to put the health and safety of the community first by staying home if sick, and getting vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccinations, visit the Province’s vaccine portal.  We continue to take a cautious approach to reopening, keeping community safety first and foremost and monitoring conditions in working towards a full reopening of all services in the fall.

 
Not sure if you should isolate or self-monitor after being exposed to someone who has COVID-19? Take the self-assessment and learn what to do next at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

 

 
BEC Use Guidelines – Code of Conduct 
We ask everyone to follow all Brampton Entrepreneur Centre policies and guidelines and any reasonable request from staff or security regarding behaviour that disrupts the environment for other individuals. Violations of policies or guidelines may result in removal from the facility, suspension of BEC privileges and possible sanctions as per the Criminal Code of Canada, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Trespass to Property Act, the SmokeFree Ontario Act. 

 
Discrimination and/or harassment is not tolerated by the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre; anyone whose behaviour is perceived as threatening the safety or enjoyment of the facility will be asked to leave.​ 

 
**This page will be updated frequently.  Please check back for updates.
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