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City of Brampton moves into Stage 2 of its safe reopening


BRAMPTON, ON (June 24, 2020) – Today, the City of Brampton is entering the next phase of its recovery following the Government of Ontario’s announcement allowing the Region of Peel to move to Stage 2 of the provincial reopening.

As part of Stage 2, the City will safely reopen the following services, facilities and amenities:

Summer Camps

The City of Brampton is offering modified summer camps from July 13 to September 4, for children ages 4 to 10. Registration opens June 29, online and through 311. To ensure the safety of all participants, programming will include an increased amount of individualized indoor and outdoor activities. Additional enhanced safety measures will also be in place, including:
• A maximum of eight participants and two instructors per camp group
• Personal protective equipment worn by camp leaders
• Increased cleaning and disinfecting at all facilities

Splash Pads and Professor’s Lake

Splash pads across Brampton will open Saturday, June 27.

The City anticipates opening Professor’s Lake mid-July and the public will have access to the beach through reservation bookings.

Arenas: Figure Skating/ Hockey Training

Starting June 29, arenas will open for training only. No walk-ins will be accepted at this time and bookings will be through City staff at 905-874-BOOK. Rental bookings will start June 25. Enhanced safety measures include limiting use to a maximum of 10 participants, including coaches. There will be no access to change rooms at this time.

Sports Fields, Track & Field, Basketball Courts

Beginning June 26, outdoor basketball courts will be available for public use.

On July 3, outdoor sports fields and batting cages will be available for permitted use for training only. No walk-ins will be accepted at this time and bookings will be through City staff at 905-874-BOOK. There will be no access to change rooms. A maximum of 10 participants will be allowed per field, including coaches.

Patio Brampton

Starting today, the City is accepting applications from food establishments for Temporary Patio Expansions. Restaurants and bars in Brampton are permitted to expand their patios onto sidewalks and private parking areas to accommodate more outdoor seating space. More information for businesses is available on the City’s Patio Brampton page.

Brampton Library

Brampton Library is preparing to introduce a contactless curbside pickup service at select branch locations as phase 2 of its reopening plan, in consultation with the City of Brampton and Peel Public Health. Details are available at www.bramptonlibrary.ca and on Brampton Library’s Facebook and Twitter at @bramptonlibrary.

Links

• Recreation Stage 2 Programs and Services Resuming
• Full list of City reopening and closures
• City of Brampton Reopening and Recovery
• City of Brampton COVID-19 Updates

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“I am very pleased with the thoughtful, regional approach that the Province took in its reopening framework. Today is a milestone since declaring the emergency three months ago and a moment that is a result of our community’s commitment to following the advice of Peel Public Health. I know many of our residents and businesses are excited, and I would like to remind everyone that we must continue to follow best hygiene and safety practices in order to maintain this momentum in our recovery.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
 
 “Following weeks of planning and engagement with residents and local stakeholders, the City is prepared to safely reopen many of its amenities and resume services that are in line with the Province’s announcement. I would like to thank our community for their ongoing commitment to reducing the spread of COVID-19 and supporting our city’s full recovery.”
- Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3 & 4; Lead, Mayor’s Reopening and Recovery Working Group

“The City is working closely with Peel Public Health in the reopening of our facilities and amenities, keeping in line with their health and safety guidelines and regulations. Our priority remains the health of employees, residents, and visitors and enhanced safety measures will be in place across the City as we begin to restart areas of our organization.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca