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Service and Information Update

City of Brampton introduces additional health and safety measures in response to COVID-19


BRAMPTON, ON (October 9, 2020) – Following today’s announcement by the Province and in line with recommendations from Peel Public Health, the City of Brampton is entering a modified Stage 2 to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Effective Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12:01 am, the following health and safety measures will be in place for a minimum of 28 days and reviewed on an ongoing basis:

Restaurants, bars and food establishments

Effective Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12:01 am, restaurants, bars and food establishments, including food courts, are to stop indoor dining service to help control the spread of COVID-19. Takeout and outdoor dining are still permitted.

While many restaurants, bars and food establishments have already taken the civic-minded step to voluntarily change how they do business to protect Peel residents, any business in Peel that does not comply with either the Province’s or Peel Public Health’s recommendations will be subject to orders under the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

The City of Brampton encourages residents to support local food service establishments by utilizing available takeout options.

Additional Closures

Effective Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12:01 am, the following closures will be in effect:
• Indoor gyms and fitness centres (i.e., exercise classes and weight and exercise rooms), including fitness amenities within City Recreation facilities
• Performing arts centres and venues, including at City facilities
• Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments
• Indoor cinemas
• Spectator areas in racing venues
• Interactive exhibits or exhibits with high risk of personal contact in museums, galleries, zoos, science centres, landmarks, etc.

Reduced Capacity Limits

Effective Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12:01 am, the following capacity limits will be in effect:
• Tour and guide services limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors
• Real estate open houses limited to 10 people indoors
• In-person teaching and instruction limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors, with exemptions for schools, child care centres, universities, colleges of applied arts and technology, and private career colleges
• Meeting and event spaces limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors
• Team sports will be limited to training sessions only (no games or scrimmages)
• Wedding receptions scheduled for this weekend may proceed under existing public health rules. Effective Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 12:01 am, updated public health measures will apply to wedding receptions, including new gathering limits of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors at event spaces.

Additional Closures

Effective at 12:01 Saturday, October 10, 2020, the following closures will be in effect:
• Indoor gyms and fitness centres (i.e., exercise classes and weight and exercise rooms), including fitness amenities within City Recreation facilities
• Performing arts centres and venues, including at City facilities
• Casinos, bingo halls and other gaming establishments
• Indoor cinemas
• Spectator areas in racing venues
• Interactive exhibits or exhibits with high risk of personal contact in museums, galleries, zoos, science centres, landmarks, etc.

Reduced Capacity Limits

Effective at 12:01 Saturday, October 10, 2020, the following capacity limits will be in effect:
• Tour and guide services limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors
• Real estate open houses limited to 10 people indoors
• In-person teaching and instruction limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors, with exemptions for schools, child care centres, universities, colleges of applied arts and technology, and private career colleges
• Meeting and event spaces limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors
• Team sports will be limited to training sessions only (no games or scrimmages)
• Wedding receptions scheduled for this weekend may proceed under existing public health rules. Effective Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 12:01 am, updated public health measures will apply to wedding receptions, including new gathering limits of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors at event spaces.

Social Gathering Limits and Physical Distancing

All social gatherings and organized public events in Brampton and across Peel Region remain at 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors where physical distancing can be maintained.

In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19, Peel Public Health recommends reducing contact with others and keeping gatherings small, and shrinking social circle to immediate households or essential caregivers. This Thanksgiving weekend, Peel Public Health recommends limiting celebrations to your immediate household.

For individuals who live alone and choose to have contact with people outside their immediate household, Peel Public Health encourages limiting gathering numbers, decreasing time together, practising physical distancing, wearing masks and washing hands. If unwell, gather virtually instead of in-person, get tested and self-isolate at home.

Under the Brampton COVID-19 Emergency Measures By-law, individuals not adhering to physical distancing regulation can be fined a minimum of $500 and maximum of up to $100,000 for each offence.

Municipal regulations under the by-law state:
• Every person shall maintain at least a 2.0 metre distance from every other person when on public property, except persons who reside together in the same premises
• No business shall permit any person to be seated or to be standing inside or outside the business at a distance of less than 2.0 metres from every other person, except persons who reside together in the same premises or the employees of the business.

Residents and businesses can call 311 to report non-compliance.

Mandatory Face Coverings

Under the Mandatory Face Coverings By-law, non-medical masks or face coverings are required in all indoor public spaces in Brampton. Public establishments and businesses are required to ensure that masks or face coverings are worn in indoor public spaces under their control.

The by-law exempts certain individuals, including those who cannot wear a mask or facial covering due to medical reasons; children under the age of two; individuals engaged in an athletic activity in accordance with the Emergency Orders. For more information, visit: www.brampton.ca/masks

Residents and businesses can call 311 to report non-compliance. 

COVID-19 test and testing location information

Individuals can seek testing at locations across Peel including pharmacies and assessment centres. As of Tuesday, October 6, appointments are required to get a test at all assessment centres and select pharmacies. Contact the assessment centre or pharmacy to book your test.

For a list of COVID-19 testing locations in Peel and Brampton, visit the Province’s website.

William Osler Health System (Osler) Testing in Brampton

Osler’s COVID-19 Testing Centre at South Fletcher’s Sportsplex
Osler is now offering online and phone booking to anyone who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 test. Osler’s COVID-19 Testing Centre in Brampton at South Fletcher’s Sportsplex is open from 8 am to 6 pm daily, and appointments are booked based on availability.

To book a test at Osler’s COVID-19 Testing Centre, choose one of the options below.
• Online: visit www.williamoslerhs.ca/coronavirus
• Phone: call 905.487.1249
            8:00 am and 6:00 pm, 7 days a week.

Please note: Osler has discontinued in-person appointment booking.

Osler’s COVID-19, Cold and Flu Clinic at Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness
Osler’s COVID-19, Cold and Flu Clinic will continue to see patients who meet the COVID-19 testing criteria, as well as those who have symptoms and want to see a doctor, on a walk-in basis

For more information on Brampton’s Testing Centre at South Fletcher's and the COVID-19, Cold and Flu Clinic at Peel Memorial Centre visit www.williamoslerhs.ca/coronavirus

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